Mortal Beauty, God's Grace
Major Poems and Spiritual Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins
By (author) Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Mortal Beauty, God's Grace by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Book DescriptionGerard Manley Hopkins is one of English poetry's most brilliant stylistic innovators, and one of the most distinguished poets of any age. However, during his lifetime he was known not as a poet but as a Jesuit priest, and his faith was essential to his work. His writings combine an intense feeling for nature with an ecstatic awareness of its divine origins, most remarkably expressed in his magnificent and highly original 'sprung rhythm.' This collection contains not only all of Hopkins significant poetry, but also selections from his journals, sermons, and letters, all chosen for their spiritual guidance and insight. Hopkins didn't allow the publication of most of his poems during his lifetime, so his genius was not appreciated until after his death. Now, more than a hundred years later, his words are still a source of inspiration and sheer infectious joy in the radiance of God's creation."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375725661
(202mm x 132mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gerard Manley Hopkins
As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Paperback (February 2015)
Offers a selection of Gerard Manley Hopkins' (1844-1889) poetry, ranging from the ecstasy of 'The Windhover' and 'Pied Beauty' to the heart-wrenching despair of the 'sonnets of desolation'.
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Paperback (May 2012)
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) attended Balliol College, Oxford where he befriended the future Poet Laureate Robert Bridges. Since the publication of his poems in 1918 he has become one of the best known poets of the Victorian age and his are among the greatest poems written on the subject of faith and doubt. This book deals with his poems.
Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Paperback (August 2011)
Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins created verse that combined material sensuousness with asceticism. This anthology features all of his mature work, including the well-known elegy, "The Wreck of the Deutschland."
Selected Poetry, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Hopkins is now recognized as a major nineteenth-century poet. His poetry reveals his sense of vocation as both priest and poet, his love of beauty, and his search for a unifying sacramental view of creation. This selection includes many of his best-known poems, including 'The Windhover' and 'Felix Randall'.
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Author Biography - Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) is one of English poetry's most brilliant innovators, and one of the most distinguished poets of any age. However, during his lifetime he was known not as a poet, but as a Jesuit priest, and his faith was essential to his work. This collection contains not only all of Hopkin's significant poetry, but also selections from his journals, sermons, and letters, all chosen for their spiritual guidance and insight. His writings combine an intense feeling for nature with an ecstatic awareness of its divine origins, most remarkably expressed in his magnificent and highly original "sprung rhythm." Because Hopkins was generally unsuccessful at publishing his poems, his genius did not begin to be appreciated until the first collection of his work appeared in 1918. Now, more than a hundred years after his death, his words are still a source of inspiration and sheer infectious joy in the radiance of God's creation.
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