Poems and Prose
Poems and Prose                                           -     By: Gerard Manley Hopkins
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This edition contains verse wrought from the creative tensions and paradoxes of a poet-priest who strove to evoke the spiritual essence of nature sensuously. Besides such poems as "The Wreck of the Deutschland," "The Windhover," and "God's Grandeur," this collection includes the "terrible sonnets," numerous journal entries, and Hopkin's letters to Robert Bridges.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1990
ISBN: 0140420150
ISBN-13: 9780140420159

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Closer to Dylan Thomas than Matthew Arnold in his ’creative violence’ and insistence on the sound of poetry, Gerard Manley Hopkins was no staid, conventional Victorian. On entering the Society of Jesus and the age of twenty-four, he burnt all his poetry and ’resolved to write no more, as not belonging to my profession, unless by the wish of my superiors.' The poems, letters, and journal entries selected for this edition were written in the following twenty years of his life and published posthumously in 1918.
 
His verse is wrought from the creative tensions and paradoxes of a poet-priest who wanted to evoke the spiritual essence of nature sensuously, and to communicate this revelation in natural language and speech-rhythms while using condensed, innovative diction and all the skills of poetic artifice. Intense, vital, and individual, his writing is the ’terrible crystal’ through which the soul—the inscape, the nature of things—may be illuminated.

Author Bio

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) was born in Essex, the eldest son of a prosperous middle-class family. He was educated at Highgate School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Classics and began his lifelong friendship with Robert Bridges. In 1866 he entered the Roman Catholic Church and two years later he became a member of the Society of Jesus. In 1877 he was ordained and was priest in a number of parishes including a slum district in Liverpool. From 1882 to 1884 he taught at Stonyhurst College and in 1884 he became Classics Professor at University College, Dublin. In his lifetime Hopkins was hardly known as a poet, except to one or two friends; his poems were not published until 1918, in a volume edited by Robert Bridges.

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