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Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Gerard Manley Hopkins

`Review from previous edition 'Catherine Phillips's excellent edition of the poems...will be the standard reading text for many years to come.'' Times Literary Supplement

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Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
2 reviews about Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works (Oxford...
review by . May 09, 2013
A poetic rhapsody that gathers all the religious joys and torments of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
The poet-priest Gerard Manly Hopkins was imbued with the gift of natural poetic expression, and the tragedy of his life was that he saw it as something other than the God-given gift that it truly was. But due to almost fanatic scrupulousness, he relegated his work to the camp of literary narcissism, that-if read by a public at large-it would in no way, shape or form, enhance or open their perception to the engulfing gloriousness of faith and God and the Church. Hopkins, who struggled to curtail …
review by . June 14, 2006
The poet-priest Gerard Manly Hopkins was imbued with the gift of natural poetic expression, and the tragedy of his life was that he saw it as something other than the God-given gift that it truly was. But due to almost fanatic scrupulousness, he relegated his work to the camp of literary narcissism, that-if read by a public at large-it would in no way, shape or form, enhance or open their perception to the engulfing gloriousness of faith and God and the Church. Hopkins, who struggled to curtail …
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