'Because his sonnets of desolation have received so much attention, many readers of Hopkins's poetry are not particularly alert to his wit, wordplay, and sense of fun. Fr. Feeney's commentary is a wise and wonderful remedy to that, seeing the poems anew and joyfully noting their puns, ironies, and surprising impishness while permitting us to read Hopkins again as if for the first time.'
About the Author
Joseph J. Feeney, S.J., is Professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.