Selected Poetry

Selected Poetry

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ISBN-13: 9780199537297
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,206,750
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Catherine Phillips is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Downing College, Cambridge. Her publications include her Gerard Manley Hopkins edition for the Oxford Authors series (1986), and the Selected Letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins (OUP, 1990).

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Hopkins is one of the greatest of all English poets. He is difficult and I would recommend that the beginning reader concentrate on a few of his shorter poems. Hopkins is too a theorist of his own special brand of poetry called sprung verse, and his poetry has a feel in alliteration and assonance all its own. Hopkins himself was a tormented figure who transforms that suffering in his tragic poems to a remarkable beauty. The poems which begin with the lines 'Thou art indeed just, Lord' , 'Felix the Farrier,' contain the essence of his genius. 'Birds build but not I build, but break,Time's wounds, and never breed one work that wakes.Thou O my Lord of Life, send my roots rain'.