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Gerard Manley Hopkins A Life

ISBN-10: 0670020311
ISBN-13: 9780670020317
Edition: 2008
Authors: Paul Mariani
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Description: An insightful and inspirational biography of the heroic and spiritual poet. Gerard Manley Hopkins (18441889) may well have been the most original and innovative poet writing in the English language during the nineteenth century. Yet his story of  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

An insightful and inspirational biography of the heroic and spiritual poet. Gerard Manley Hopkins (18441889) may well have been the most original and innovative poet writing in the English language during the nineteenth century. Yet his story of personal struggle, doubt, intense introspection, and inward heroism has never been told fully. As a Jesuit priest, Hopkinss descent into loneliness and despair and his subsequent recovery are a remarkable and inspiring spiritual journey that will speak to many readers, regardless of their faith or philosophies. Paul Mariani, an award-winning poet himself and author of a number of biographies of literary figures, brilliantly integrates Hopkinss spiritual life and his literary life to create a rich and compelling portrait of a man whose work and life continue to speak to readers a century after his death.

Paul Mariani, biographer of William Carlos Williams and Robert Lowell, and critic holds a Chair in English at Boston College. A former professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, he has lectured widely across the country and lives in Montague, Massachusetts.

We Are So Grafted on His Wood: 1844-1868
In the Breaking of the Bread: Horsham & Home, 1866, and the Early Years
The Dense and the Driven Passion: Oxford & Hampstead, 1866
Towery City and Branchy Between Towers: Highgate & Oxford, 1861-1865
Fresh-Firecoal Chestnut-Falls: Oxford, the Oratory, London, Abroad, 1867-1868
Walls, Altar and Hour and Night; 1868-1877
Owner of the Skies & Stars & Everything Wild: Roehampton, 1868-1870
The Fine Delight That Fathers Thought: Stonyhurst, 1870-1873
Of Realty the Rarest-Veined Unraveller: Roehampton, 1873-1874
A Pastoral Forehead of Wales: St. Beuno's, 1874-1875
The Grandeur of God: Wales, 1876-1877
In Harness: 1877-1884
Father Hopkins: Mount St. Mary's, Stonyhurst, & Farm Street, 1877-1878
Quaint Moonmarks, Pelted Plumage: Oxford & Bedford Leigh, 1878-1879
Of All Places the Most Museless: Liverpool & Glasgow, 1880-1881
Aeonian Time: Roehampton & Tertianship, 1881-1882
Metaphysician of Sunsets & Snowflakes: Stonyhurst Again, 1882-1884
Dublin: 1884-1889
Spelt from Sybil's Leaves: Dublin, 1884-1885
We Hear Our Hearts Grate on Themselves: Dublin, 1885
Cloud Puffballs, Torn Tufts: Dublin, 1886-1887
The War Within: Dublin, 1888
Patch, Matchwood, Immortal Diamond: Dublin, 1889, and After
Coda
Notes
Selected Hopkins Bibliography
Index

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