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Gerard Manley Hopkins

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the works of Hopkins, unpublished in his lifetime, who FR Leavis called 'the only influential poet of the Victorian age and the greatest'.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and works of Hopkins (1844-89), a Jesuit priest who at times burned his poems and at others insisted they should not be published. His main themes are how he, nature and God relate to each other. His friend Robert Bridges preserved Hopkins' poetry and, once printed in 1918, works such as The Windhover, Pied Beauty and As Kingfishers Catch Fire were celebrated for their inventiveness and he was seen as a major poet, perhaps the greatest of the Victorian age.

With

Catherine Phillips
R J Owens Fellow in English at Downing College, University of Cambridge

Jane Wright
Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bristol

and

Martin Dubois
Assistant Professor in Nineteenth Century Literature at Durham University

Producer: Simon Tillotson

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48 minutes

Last on

Thu 21 Mar 2019 21:30

LINKS AND FURTHER READING

Catherine Phillips at the University of Cambridge

Jane Wright at the University of Bristol

Martin Dubois at Durham University

Gerard Manley Hopkins – Wikipedia

Gerard Manley Hopkins – Poetry Foundation

 

READING LIST:

Daniel Brown, Gerard Manley Hopkins (Liverpool University Press, 2004)

Matthew Campbell, Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry (first published 1999; Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Martin Dubois, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Eric Griffiths, The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry (first published 1989; Oxford University Press, 2018)

Gerard Manley Hopkins (ed. Catherine Phillips), The Major Works (first published 1986; Oxford University Press, 2009)

Gerard Manley Hopkins (ed. Lesley Higgins), The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Oxford University Press, various volumes and dates)

Michael D. Hurley, Faith in Poetry: Verse Style as a Mode of Religious Belief (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Norman H. MacKenzie (ed.), Gerard Manley Hopkins: Early Poetic Manuscripts and Notebooks vol. I (Garland Publishing, 1989)

Norman H. MacKenzie (ed.), Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Later Poetic Manuscripts vol. II (Garland Publishing, 1991)

Norman H. MacKenzie (ed.), The Poetical Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Clarendon Press, 1990)

Norman H. MacKenzie, A Reader's Guide to Gerard Manley Hopkins (first published 1981; St Joseph’s University Press, 2008)

Robert Bernard Martin, Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Very Private Life (first published 1991; Faber, 2011)

Catherine Phillips (ed.), Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Catherine Phillips, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Visual World (Oxford University Press, 2007)

Norman White, Hopkins: A Literary Biography (Clarendon Press, 1992)

 

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