The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selections from His Poems, Letters, Journals, and Spiritual Writings (The Gospel in Great Writers)

The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selections from His Poems, Letters, Journals, and Spiritual Writings (The Gospel in Great Writers) Author Gerard Manley Hopkins
ISBN-10 087486822X
ISBN-13 9780874868227
Year 2017-04-03
Pages 268
Language English
Publisher Plough Publishing House
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How did a Catholic priest who died a failure become one of the worlds greatest poets Discover in his own words the struggle for faith that gave birth to some of the best spiritual poetry of all time Gerard Manley Hopkins deserves his place among the greatest poets in the English language He ranks seventh among the most frequently reprinted English language poets surpassed only by Shakespeare Donne Blake Dickinson Yeats and Wordsworth Yet when the English Jesuit priest died of typhoid fever at age forty four he considered his life a failure He never would have suspected that his poems which would not be published for another twenty nine years would eventually change the course of modern poetry and influence such poets as W H Auden Dylan Thomas Robert Lowell John Berryman Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney Like his contemporaries Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson Hopkins revolutionized poetic language And yet we love Hopkins not only for his literary genius but for the hard won faith that finds expression in his verse Who else has captured the thunderous voice of God and the grandeur of his creation on the written page as Hopkins has Seamlessly weaving together selections from Hopkinss poems letters journals and sermons Peggy Ellsberg lets the poet tell the story of a life long struggle with faith that gave birth to some of the best poetry of all time Even readers who spurn religious language will find in Hopkins a refreshing liberating way to see Gods hand at work in the world

Other Version:

Poems and Prose

Poems and Prose Author Gerard Hopkins
ISBN-10 9780141920313
Release 2008-02-28
Pages 304

Housman Country

Housman Country Author Peter Parker
ISBN-10 9781408706145
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 544