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The Stigma of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter resituates Gerard Manley Hopkins, whose name has become synonymous with metrical experiment, within the prosodic, philological, and theological debates of his time. His commitment to ... More


Introduction: “Rash-Fresh, Re-Winded, New-Skeinèd Score”: The Enduring Newness of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Daniel Westover

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hopkins is the “consummate incendiary,” the fire-starter of much twentieth and twenty-first-century poetry and a much more significant influence than has previously been acknowledged. Hopkins's ... More


Seamus Heaney’s Hopkins

Richard Rankin Russell

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Critics have often located Seamus Heaney’s response to Gerard Manley Hopkins within Heaney’s early poetry, but Heaney never fully escaped from Hopkins’s influence; he looked early and often to ... More


“A Billion Times Told Lovelier”: Reclaiming Hopkins’s Theological Legacy through Geoffrey Hill’s Kenotic Lens

Devon Abts

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While Gerard Manley Hopkins’s formal innovations have been widely celebrated, his originality as a theological thinker has been overlooked. Hopkins’s well-known debts to Duns Scotus and Ignatius of ... More


The Institution of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a discussion of metrical mastery, outlining the way that Robert Bridges's intervention in his best-selling treatise Milton's Prosody expanded and popularized the theories ... More


Hansen’s Hopkins: The Poet as Postmodern Exile

Adrian Grafe

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ron Hansen’s Exiles (2009), a fictionalization of the writing of “The Wreck of the Deutschland,” presents a transformation of Gerard Manley Hopkins into “a postmodern fictional proposition.” Hansen’s ... More


The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Daniel Westover and Thomas Alan Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Fire that Breaks traces Gerard Manley Hopkins’s continuing and pervasive influence among writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Not only do the essays explore responses to Hopkins ... More


“Such a Mix of Beauty and Horror”: Two Modes of Modernist Response to Hopkins

Lesley Higgins

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf demonstrate contrasting modes of Modernist response to the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins. While Eliot grudgingly acknowledged Hopkins’s innovations even as he dismissed ... More


“Hack and Rack the Growing Green”: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ecotheology, and the Poetry of Denise Levertov, Pattiann Rogers, and Martha Silano

Lynn Domina

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gerard Manley Hopkins’s environmental concerns are not only ecological but also “ecotheological” in that he addresses both the relation of organisms to one another and their connection to divinity. ... More


“A Mix of Mineral and Grease”: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Contemporary Appalachian Poetry

Thomas Alan Holmes

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gerard Manley Hopkins has had a pervasive influence on contemporary Appalachian poets, rooted in such early twentieth century authors as Elizabeth Madox Roberts and continued into the new century by ... More


Dead letters: Gerard Manley Hopkins's ‘Terrible Sonnets’

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote six sonnets that can be grouped together as the ‘terrible sonnets’: ‘To Seem the Stranger’, ‘I Wake and Feel’, ‘Patience’, ‘My Own Heart’, ‘Carrion Comfort’, and ‘No ... More


“Admire and Do Otherwise”: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Ivor Gurney

R. K. R. Thornton

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gerard Manley Hopkins had a powerful impact on Ivor Gurney, who had poems by Hopkins with him in the WWI trenches. Gurney epitomizes the dramatic change from nineteenth-century poetry to Modernism, ... More


Gerard Manley Hopkins and Geoffrey Hill: A Compound Ghost

Catherine Phillips

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary influence is rarely as simple as locating the language of one writer in the work of another. Often it comes by way of, or in correspondence with, other writers, part of a chorus of ... More


Hopkins

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ early interest in the relation between verbal sound and meaning is shown by the many philological notes in the diary, including one on ‘euphonic concord’ in an African ... More


“Before the Word and World became Separate”: Hopkins and Charles Wright’s Contemplative Verse

Joe Moffett

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There is in Charles Wright’s work a complicated spiritual quest that frequently turns to Gerard Manley Hopkins. Wright’s reappearing “pilgrim” persona, who, unlike Chaucer’s pilgrims, never arrives ... More


‘There are no demons’: faith and metaphysical desire

Alex Wylie

in Geoffrey Hill's Later Work: Radiance of Apprehension

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526124944
eISBN:
9781526150356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124951.00008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the relationship between belief and “metaphysical fantasy” as Hill conceives it in his later work. The chapter argues that such fantasy, or metaphysical desire as it is termed ... More


Action and Repose: Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Influence in the Poems of Elizabeth Bishop

Ben Howard

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Elizabeth Bishop, who believed poetry should communicate through action rather than stasis, learned this dynamism from Gerard Manley Hopkins. From “Dear Hopkins,” as she called him, Bishop learned ... More


Passion and Playfulness in the Letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Michael D. Hurley

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Friends since their undergraduate days at Oxford, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Robert Bridges exchanged letters for the next twenty-six years, until Hopkins’s death in 1889. Witty, whimsical and ... More


An Afterword to My Visit

Joseph J. Feeney

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This celebratory afterword offers reflections of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s influence in the decades following the first collection of his verse, not only in its discovery in literature from regions not ... More


“For the Life Was Manifested”

Kevin Hart

in Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255405
eISBN:
9780823261147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255405.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines a phenomenology of Christianity through a reading of Gerard Manley Hopkins' “Hurrahing in Harvest,” a poem that points toward “how to develop a theology of the senses and a ... More


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