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Warm, personal, original, Hopkins Variations offers fifty-five perspectives on the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Opening with an essay by Seamus Heaney, it offers the views of poets, actors, translators, scholars, theologians, an artist, a composer, a novelist, and a philosopher from thirteen countries. The essays present Hopkins as healer, wordlover, birdlover, musician, truthteller, poetic influence, creative theologian, naturalist, travel writer, dream-figure, Jesuit, friend, religious teacher, dialoguist with ...
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Overview

Warm, personal, original, Hopkins Variations offers fifty-five perspectives on the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Opening with an essay by Seamus Heaney, it offers the views of poets, actors, translators, scholars, theologians, an artist, a composer, a novelist, and a philosopher from thirteen countries. The essays present Hopkins as healer, wordlover, birdlover, musician, truthteller, poetic influence, creative theologian, naturalist, travel writer, dream-figure, Jesuit, friend, religious teacher, dialoguist with the Jewish midrash-even a swimmer, a carousel-rider, a teacher of feminism, and a hopegiver for Communism-weary Poles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916101398
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Annette Kuhn is Professor of Film Studies at Lancaster University, UK. Her many books include The Power of the Image, Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality, 1909 to 1925, Family Secrets: Act of Memory and Imagination, and as editor Alien Zone and Alien Zone II.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
"Incertus" as GMH as Seamus Heaney 3
"By the Gate of the Sacred" 5
Hopkins and I 9
Afterthoughts: GMH 12
Hopkins and I 13
Following Hopkins 23
A Hopkins Apprenticeship 29
Hopkins and Me 33
The Incessant Calls from Hopkins: From a Tributary, a Winding Stream to the Main Current 36
Why Hopkins Matters to Me 43
Hopkins Made Me 47
Stumbling on Hopkins 51
Why Hopkins Matters to Me 53
For the Sake of Selving 59
How Did I Come to Gerard Manley Hopkins? 62
Hopkins and Me: How and Why 66
"These things were there" 69
Birds, Nests and Aerial Spaces, or: Why Hopkins Matters to Me 72
Swimming and Diving with Hopkins 80
An Ascot for Astronauts: Riding the Eternal Carousel with Gerard Manley Hopkins 84
G. M. Hopkins, the Transparency of Language and Modernist Word-Skepticism 95
Hopkins in My Life and Work 102
A Poet Who Came to Brood and Sit 108
Master of Inscapes as Matrix of Invention 111
My Encounters with Hopkins 122
Hopkins' Articulate Self 125
Why Hopkins Matters 130
A Tale of Five Continents 137
My Beautiful Persian Carpet 173
Brass-bold: An Actor and G.M. Hopkins 177
Hopkins Gladly Performed 181
How I Became a Hopkins Performer 185
Hopkins and His Canonical Preservation 189
A Poet Who Resurrects Comfort 192
A Vigorous Discipline 196
What Hopkins Means to Me 200
How I Came, by Others' Wisdom and Kindness, to Be a (Novice) Hopkins Scholar 204
"Striding high there": Hopkins' Poetic Achievements 208
Hopkins and God's Grandeur 212
Birth of a Brain: Finding Hopkins Finding Self 216
Hopkins as Lifeline 222
Hopkins, Sacrifice and God 233
Reading Hopkins: A Dialogue between Two Traditions 237
Why Does Hopkins' Poetry Mean So Much to the Japanese? 246
Reading Hopkins 251
A Memoir about Hopkins 254
Why Hopkins Matters to Me 258
Praying with Hopkins 262
My Hopkins Apprenticeship 269
Why Hopkins and Me? 272
Coming to Hopkins 278
Hopkins and I 282
Postmodern Indeterminacy and the Search for Meaning: Why Hopkins Matters to Me 286
Hopkins' Poetry: I Cannot Choose but Hear 290
Catching Up with Hopkins 295
Abbreviations 299
Notes 300
Contributors 305
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