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The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins : A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook - Alice Jenkins

The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

By: Alice Jenkins (Editor)

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The poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins was among the most radical writing of the Victorian period and continues to receive much critical attention. Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Hopkins' influential poetry offers: - extensive introductory comment on the contexts, critical history and interpretations of his work, from publication to the present - annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the poems themselves - cross-reference between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism - suggestions for further reading Part of the "Routledge Guides to Literature "series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Hopkins' work and seeking not only a guide to the poems, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.

Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Annotations, Footnotes and Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Contexts
Contextual Overviewp. 7
Chronologyp. 15
Contemporary Documentsp. 19
From Loss and Gain: The Story of a Convert (1848)p. 19
From 'Ritualism - What is it?' (1867)p. 22
Gerard Manley Hopkins on the language of verse (1864)p. 23
From 'Poetic Diction' (1865[?])p. 26
Gerard Manley Hopkins on his conversion (1866)p. 28
From The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius (sixteenth century)p. 30
From 'Comments on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola' (1880)p. 31
From sermon for 23 November 1879p. 32
From 'Author's Preface' (c. 1883)p. 33
From The Times, report of the wreck of the Deutschland (1875)p. 36
Interpretations
Critical Historyp. 41
Organization of the Critical Excerpts in this Sourcebookp. 42
Early Critical Receptionp. 47
From letters of 5 April 1879 and 1 March 1880p. 47
From Coventry Patmore, letter of 20 March 1884p. 48
From 'Editor's Preface to Notes' (1918)p. 49
From 'Our generation already is overpast' (1918)p. 53
From 'Gerard Hopkins' (1926)p. 53
From A Survey of Modernist Poetry (1927)p. 54
From Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930)p. 55
From A Hope for Poetry (1934)p. 57
From 'Introduction', The Oxford Book of Modern Verse (1936)p. 58
From 'Introduction to the Second Edition', Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1930)p. 58
From New Bearings in English Poetry: A Study of the Contemporary Situation (1932)p. 60
Modern Criticismp. 62
Victorianismp. 62
From Purity of Diction in English Verse (1967)p. 62
From Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Temper (1972)p. 63
Genderp. 65
From The Madwoman in the Attic (1979)p. 65
From 'Gerard Manley Hopkins and "Women and Men" as Partners in the Mystery of Redemption' (1989)p. 67
From Gerard Manley Hopkins and Tractarian Poetry (1997)p. 68
From A Queer Chivalry: The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins (2000)p. 69
Languagep. 71
From The Language of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1977)p. 71
From 'Hopkins the Purist (?): Some Comments on the Sources and Applications of Hopkins's Principles of Poetic Diction' (1984)p. 72
From Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993)p. 74
Inscape and Instressp. 75
From The Disappearance of God (1963)p. 75
'The Wreck of the Deutschland'p. 78
From 'The Wreck of the Deutschland' (1992)p. 78
From Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993)p. 84
From 'Violence, Creativity, and the Feminine: Poetics and Gender Politics in Swinburne and Hopkins' (1992)p. 85
'God's Grandeur'p. 91
From 'Gerard Manley Hopkins and "Women and Men" as Partners in the Mystery of Redemption' (1989)p. 91
From The Language(s) of Poetry: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1993)p. 92
From The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry (1989)p. 92
'Pied Beauty'p. 93
From The Disappearance of God (1963)p. 93
From 'Recovering Hopkins, Recovering Ourselves' (1979)p. 95
From Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993)p. 96
The 'Terrible Sonnets'p. 97
From Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Study of Poetic Idiosyncrasy in Relation to Poetic Tradition (1948)p. 97
From The Function of Criticism: Problems and Exercises (1962)p. 102
From The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry (1989)p. 103
From The Disappearance of God (1963)p. 106
Key Poems
Introductionp. 111
Key Poemsp. 113
Heaven-Havenp. 113
Where Art Thou Friendp. 114
The Wreck of the Deutschlandp. 115
Moonrisep. 130
God's Grandeurp. 131
The Starlight Nightp. 132
As Kingfishers Catch Firep. 133
Springp. 134
In the Valley of the Elwyp. 135
The Windhoverp. 135
Pied Beautyp. 137
Hurrahing in Harvestp. 138
Duns Scotus's Oxfordp. 138
Binsey Poplarsp. 140
Henry Purcellp. 141
Peacep. 143
Felix Randalp. 143
Spring and Fallp. 145
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echop. 145
To Seem the Strangerp. 148
I Wake and Feelp. 150
No Worst, There Is Nonep. 151
(Carrion Comfort)p. 152
My Own Heartp. 153
Spelt from Sibyl's Leavesp. 154
Tom's Garlandp. 156
That Nature is a Heraclitean Firep. 159
Justus quidem tu es, Dominep. 160
To R. B.p. 162
Further Reading
Recommended Editionsp. 167
Recommended Critical Worksp. 168
General Worksp. 168
Specialist Worksp. 168
Electronic Resourcesp. 169
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780415255233
ISBN-10: 0415255236
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 1st February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 16.51  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1