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A Commentary on the Sonnets of G. M. Hopkins

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First published in 1969, Milward's "A Commentary On The Sonnets Of G.M. Hopkins" has-become a classic of Hopkins criticism. In the tradition of Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Donne, and Milton, Jesuit poet Gerald Manley Hopkins wrote a series of acclaimed metaphysical and religious, personal and descriptive sonnets from 1877 until his death in 1889. Here Father Milward presents all 31 Hopkins sonnets followed by line-by-line commentary, often incorporating Hopkins' own criticisms and letters. This new edition, ...
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Overview

First published in 1969, Milward's "A Commentary On The Sonnets Of G.M. Hopkins" has-become a classic of Hopkins criticism. In the tradition of Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Donne, and Milton, Jesuit poet Gerald Manley Hopkins wrote a series of acclaimed metaphysical and religious, personal and descriptive sonnets from 1877 until his death in 1889. Here Father Milward presents all 31 Hopkins sonnets followed by line-by-line commentary, often incorporating Hopkins' own criticisms and letters. This new edition, with its new biographical introduction by Joseph J. Feeney, S.J., preserves the freshness of Milward's original text while speaking to a new generation of Hopkins readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829409369
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Biographical Introduction
I St. Beuno's, 1877
1 God's Grandeur 3
2 The Starlight Night 9
3 Spring 15
4 In the Valley of the Elwy 21
5 The Sea and the Skylark 27
6 The Windhover 33
7 Pied Beauty 41
8 Hurrahing in Harvest 47
9 The Caged Skylark 53
10 The Lantern Out of Doors 59
II Oxford, Liverpool, Stonyhurst, 1879-1882
11 Duns Scotus's Oxford 67
12 Henry Purcell 73
13 The Candle Indoors 83
14 The Handsome Heart 89
15 Andromeda 95
16 Peace 101
17 Felix Randal 107
18 As kingfishers catch fire 113
19 Ribblesdale 119
III Dublin, 1885-1889
20 To what serves mortal beauty? 127
21 (The Soldier) 133
22 (Carrion Comfort) 139
23 No worst, there is none 145
24 To seem the stranger 151
25 I wake and feel 157
26 Patience 163
27 My own heart 169
28 St. Alphonsus Rodriguez 175
29 Thou art indeed just 181
30 The shepherd's brow 187
31 To R.B. 193
Appendix The Underthought of Shakespeare 197
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