'A very useful edition of the poems, together with extracts from the diaries, letters, sermons and devotional writings. Also a helpful, unfussy introduction and good notes. It forms a good introduction ti a poet whom many students find difficult.' Dr. S. M. Smith, Nottingham University.
'anyone doing detailed work on Hopkins's poetry is now likely to consult Poetical Works, for as well as carrying the authority of the diligence that has gone into its preparation, it offers an unmatched wealth of information ... most scholars interested in Hopkins's poetry will probably be delighted with the results of this mammoth editorial project and will want the set' Diana L. Austin, University of New Brunswick, English Studies in Canada, March 1993
About the Author
Born in England in 1844, Gerard Manley Hopkins began writing poetry at an early age. In his early twenties, Hopkins converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism and in 1868 joined the Society of Jesuits. Hopkins continued to write poems thereafter, while serving as a priest and university teacher, but he burned most of his early poems out of a deep sense of conflict between his art and his faith, and he published very little in his lifetime."God's Grandeur" appeared in the first collection of his poems, edited by his friend Robert Bridges and published in 1918, long after the poet's death in 1889.
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