Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life
An insightful and inspirational biography of the heroic and spiritual poet.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844?1889) may well have been the most original and innovative poet writing in the English language during the nineteenth century. Yet his story of personal struggle, doubt, intense introspection, and inward heroism has never been told fully. As a Jesuit priest, Hopkins?s descent into loneliness and despair and his subsequent recovery are a remarkable and inspiring spiritual journey that will speak to many readers, regardless of their faith or philosophies.
Paul Mariani, an award-winning poet himself and author of a number of biographies of literary figures, brilliantly integrates Hopkins?s spiritual life and his literary life to create a rich and compelling portrait of a man whose work and life continue to speak to readers a century after his death.
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GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS: A LifeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The intensely private, pious, sometimes melancholic and tortured life of the English Jesuit whose remarkable poems did not appear until a quarter-century after his death.Mariani (English/Boston Coll ... Read full review
Gerard Manley Hopkins: a lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Poet Mariani (English, Boston Coll.; The Broken Tower: The Life of Hart Crane) presents a new biography of the Victorian poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins. Largely unknown in his own ... Read full review
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