Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selected Poetry

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - English poetry - 262 pages
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Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) is now recognized as a major poet of striking originality and is widely admired for his particularly vivid expression of feeling. This selection, chosen from the award-winning Oxford Authors critical edition, includes most of the larger fragments and all of his
major English poems, such as "The Blessed Virgin," "No Worst," "The Windhover," "Pied Beauty" and "The Wreck of the Deutschland." The poems are illuminated further by extensive Notes and a useful Introduction to Hopkins's life and poetry.

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I've really only read a few poems in here, and those, over and over. God's Grandeur, The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord, Pied Beauty, Spring and Fall: To a Young Child -- all written roughly during the ... Read full review

Contents

The Escorial
1
Winter with the Gulf Stream
15
Glimmerd along the squarecut steep
28
The Queens Crowning
53
The Summer Malison
59
The Alchemist in the City
65
My prayers must meet a brazen heaven
72
The Habit of Perfection
79
Hope holds to Christ the minds own mirror out
113
Hurrahing in Harvest
119
Denis
125
Henry Purcell
128
Morning Midday and Evening Sacrifice
134
Ribblesdale
140
To seem the stranger lies my lot my life
151
Spelt from Sibyls Leaves
157

Summa
82
Oratio Patris Condren
88
Authors Preface
94
The Silver Jubilee
107
That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of
163
What shall I do for the land that bred me
164
Further Reading
252
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About the author (1996)


Catherine Phillips is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Downing College, Cambridge. Her publications include her Gerard Manley Hopkins edition for the Oxford Authors series (1986), and the Selected Letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins (OUP, 1990).

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