1st Edition

Gerard Manley Hopkins

ISBN 9780415273244
Published December 8, 2010 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Gerard Manley Hopkins was among the most innovative writers of the Victorian period. Experimental and idiosyncratic, his work remains important for any student of nineteenth-century literature and culture.

This guide to Hopkins’ life and work offers:

  • a detailed account of Hopkins life and creative development
  • an extensive introduction to Hopkins’ poems, their critical history and the many interpretations of his work
  • cross-references 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.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and referencing  Introduction  Part I Life and Contexts  Part II Work   Part III Criticism  Further Reading  Chronology  Bibliography  Index

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Angus Easson is Professor Emeritas at the School of English, University of Salford, UK.