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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 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)
— biography from Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins - selected and edited by W. H. Gardner
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As Kingfishers Catch Fire 126 copies, 5 reviews
The wreck of the Deutschland 40 copies, 1 review
Gedichten 8 copies
Pied Beauty 5 copies
Spring and Fall [poem] 3 copies, 1 review
The Windhover 3 copies
Hopkins 3 copies
Hopkins : a beleza difícil 2 copies, 1 review
Journal 2 copies
Poemas 1 copy, 1 review
Poèmes 1 copy
Poems 1 copy
Sonnets 1 copy
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 853 copies, 7 reviews
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (Contributor) 633 copies, 9 reviews
The Nation's Favourite Poems (Author, some editions) 575 copies, 7 reviews
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Contributor, some editions) 507 copies, 8 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 406 copies, 1 review
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 353 copies, 3 reviews
The Heart of the Family (Introduction, some editions) 298 copies, 5 reviews
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 266 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Contributor) 212 copies, 2 reviews
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 167 copies, 20 reviews

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