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In Extremity : A Study of Gerard Manley Hopkins - John Robinson

In Extremity

A Study of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Paperback Published: 9th June 1980
ISBN: 9780521297301
Number Of Pages: 192

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This 1978 critical study of the English Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins provides original readings of the principal poems. It also gives full explanations of such terms as 'sprung rhythm' and 'inscape', and attempts to gauge the effect on Hopkins of the medieval schoolman John Duns Scotus. There have traditionally been two critical theories about Hopkins' work: that it was the result of a conflict between his priestly and his poetic vocations; or that the poetry was given birth and shaped by his training for the priesthood. John Robinson appraises both these theories fairly and sensitively, and puts forward his own view of the poet's development - that in pursuit of his ideals, Hopkins lived the whole of his life 'in extremity' and that the consequences of this are evident in his poetry, in his joy and in his anguish.

All surrenders
Pater, and the Falcon
Purging the language
Eternal may-time
The cavernous dark
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ISBN: 9780521297301
ISBN-10: 0521297303
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 9th June 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.25