Selected Poetry

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - 262 páginas
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) is now recognized as a major poet of striking originality and is widely admired for his particularly vivid expression of feeling. This selection, chosen from the award-winning Oxford Authors critical edition, includes most of the larger fragments and all of his major English poems, such as "The Blessed Virgin," "No Worst," "The Windhover," "Pied Beauty" and "The Wreck of the Deutschland." The poems are illuminated further by extensive Notes and a useful Introduction to Hopkins's life and poetry.

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The Escorial
1
Winter with the Gulf Stream
15
Glimmerd along the squarecut steep
28
The Queens Crowning
53
The Summer Malison
59
The Alchemist in the City
65
My prayers must meet a brazen heaven
72
The Habit of Perfection
79
Hope holds to Christ the minds own mirror out
113
Hurrahing in Harvest
119
Denis
125
Henry Purcell
128
Morning Midday and Evening Sacrifice
134
Ribblesdale
140
To seem the stranger lies my lot my life
151
Spelt from Sibyls Leaves
157

Summa
82
Oratio Patris Condren
88
Authors Preface
94
The Silver Jubilee
107
That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of
163
What shall I do for the land that bred me
164
Further Reading
252
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Gerard M. Hopkins was born on July 28, 1844 in England, into a large and talented family. He attended Oxford, and entered the Jesuits in 1868. He later studied theology and, after destroying much of his youthful poetry, took up writing. In 1877, Hopkins was ordained as a priest. He was assigned to several churches and continued to write poetry, none of which was published until after his death. Hopkins's poems are noted for their intricate rhythm, which he labeled sprung rhythm. The poems are exemplified by their clever puns, wordplay and imaginative phrasing. His works include several series of sonnets, such as Pied Beauty and The Windhover, as well as "terrible" sonnets that explore the conflict between his sexual longing and his devotion to God. Gerard M. Hopkins died of typhoid fever on June 8, 1889, in Ireland.

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