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Gerard M. Hopkins was born on July 28, 1844 in England, into a large and talented family. He attended Oxford, and entered the Jesuits in 1868. He later studied theology and, after destroying much of his youthful poetry, took up writing. In 1877, Hopkins was ordained as a priest. He was assigned to show more several churches and continued to write poetry, none of which was published until after his death. Hopkins's poems are noted for their intricate rhythm, which he labeled sprung rhythm. The poems are exemplified by their clever puns, wordplay and imaginative phrasing. His works include several series of sonnets, such as Pied Beauty and The Windhover, as well as "terrible" sonnets that explore the conflict between his sexual longing and his devotion to God. Gerard M. Hopkins died of typhoid fever on June 8, 1889, in Ireland. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hopkins: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (1995) — Author — 326 copies
As Kingfishers Catch Fire (1800) 192 copies
A Hopkins Reader (1953) 89 copies
Poetry and Prose (1998) 31 copies
Hopkins : the mystic poets (2004) 16 copies
The Windhover {poem} (1969) 12 copies
Selected Poems: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1953) — Author — 12 copies
Look Up at the Skies! (1972) 10 copies
Gedichten (1984) 8 copies
Poems (Pocket Poets) (1960) 7 copies
Pied Beauty (1997) 6 copies
Carnets, journal, lettres (1976) 5 copies
Hopkins (2004) 3 copies
PAISAJE INTERIOR (2013) 2 copies
Harry Ploughman 2 copies
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1972) 2 copies
Poemas (1989) 2 copies
Journal (2009) 2 copies
Sonets complets (1999) 2 copies
Poemoj 1 copy
Poems 1 copy
Poesie (2022) 1 copy
Sonnets (1993) 1 copy
Poèmes 1 copy
Prosa completa (2019) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contributor — 1,268 copies
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 927 copies
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contributor — 763 copies
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 626 copies
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contributor, some editions — 554 copies
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contributor, some editions — 446 copies
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 393 copies
The Heart of the Family (1953) — Introduction, some editions — 356 copies
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contributor, some editions — 289 copies
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contributor — 237 copies
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contributor — 203 copies
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contributor — 141 copies
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contributor — 94 copies
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contributor — 72 copies
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contributor, some editions — 44 copies
Elegy written in a country churchyard and other poems (2009) — Contributor — 42 copies
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contributor — 40 copies
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contributor — 34 copies
AQA Anthology (2002) — Author, some editions — 19 copies
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contributor — 17 copies
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contributor — 16 copies
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (1982) — Contributor — 12 copies
The Religion of Beauty: Selections from the Aesthetes (1950) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Poetry of Snowdonia (1989) — Contributor — 7 copies
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contributor, some editions — 6 copies
Selected Ballads (2002) — Contributor — 5 copies
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Contributor — 4 copies

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An absolutely fascinating poet, whose mind I am still attempting to wrap myself around.
 
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therebelprince | 6 other reviews | Apr 21, 2024 |
It is kind of understandable why they thought these poems "unpublishable" in the Victorian era. Formally they most definitely feel "modern" even looking at them today but unfortunately thematically and in their language they are still badly dated Victorian.
 
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TheCrow2 | 5 other reviews | Jan 29, 2024 |
I have only completed a selection of poetry:

The Windhover
God's Grandeur
Pied Beauty
The Caged Skylark
Carrion Comfort
No worst
The Wreck of the Deutschland

I enjoyed the poet's style and use of stanzas; most poems were short. Many were about his spiritual struggles or emotional conflicts. His poetry was similar to King David's of the Old Testament who also wrestled with contradictory feuds between personal defeat and victory, despair and encouragement, and anxiety and peace.… (more)
 
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GRLopez | 6 other reviews | Oct 31, 2023 |
People pretend to enjoy Hopkins because they're told to. They're told to because it serves certain schools that have to be propped up artificially because they cannot stand on their own. Hopkins could have been a good poet if he'd bothered writing poetry. Instead, he fuddled about with obscurity and novelty, making himself a cause for future destroyers to take up in order to bolster their own nonsense. Anyone who says they like this stuff can be safely ignored and their opinions on any other poet dismissed out of hand.… (more)
 
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