Gerard Manley Hopkins

Standard Name: Hopkins, Gerard Manley
GMH , whose desire to publish his poetry was frustrated in his Victorian lifetime by his Jesuit superiors, was first published in 1918 by his trusted friend and informal archivist Robert Bridges . During the twentieth century his difficult work became canonical and revered. His journals and letters have also recently received high praise.


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Education Elizabeth Jennings
At university as at school, she was a voracious reader of poetry, feeling the influence in particular of John Donne , Gerard Manley Hopkins , and Robert Graves .
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Education Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
ENC went on to receive an MA in English literature from University College , Cork. She says that her generation was brought up on poets like Donne and Hopkins .
McDonald, Roxanne. “Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin”. Guide to Literary Masters & Their Works, Salem Press.
Bryce, Colette. “Making a Poem: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin”. Mslexia, Vol.
, p. 22.
Education Ruth Padel
She found school work (at Byron House school in Highgate and then at the highly academic North London Collegiate ) difficult. She always got an A for English essays, although she would write a short...
Education Michèle Roberts
She chose the medieval option. Her tutor was Rosemary Woolf , and she studied no authors later than Shakespeare . She reports the results of this in two different ways. In one version the course...
Friends, Associates Coventry Patmore
CP 's early contacts included Alfred Tennyson , Robert Browning , Thomas Carlyle , Ralph Waldo Emerson , and John Ruskin . Later in life, he knew Gerard Manley Hopkins and Edmund Gosse . Among...
Intertextuality and Influence Nan Shepherd
NS 's foreword mentions a great deal that has happened in the thirty years since this book was written, although those years are the flicker of an eyelid in the life of a mountain: the...
Intertextuality and Influence Seamus Heaney
When SH , then a schoolteacher, began writing poetry in the 1960s, one of his models was the Anglo-Saxon poetry studied on his degree course. When contemplating a translation from that language years later he...
Intertextuality and Influence Ruth Padel
Poetry was a force in RP 's life long before she sought publication as a poet. She wrote her first poem at three. At seventeen or eighteen she was deeply influenced by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Intertextuality and Influence Adrienne Rich
As usual with Rich, the six sections of this book fuse the poetic with the political (as reflected in her allusions to Gerard Manley Hopkins , Walter Benjamin , Homer , Keats ). The first...
Intertextuality and Influence Anita Desai
AD 's work weaves together a wide range of cultural and literary references: the Mahabharata and the Bhagavadgîtâ, as well as such European authors as E. M. Forster , T. S. Eliot , Dickinson
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
CR was mourned in a sonnet by Michael Field shortly after her death. Her influence extended to many other poets of her own time or close to it, including Gerard Manley Hopkins , Rosamund Marriott Watson
Occupation Walter Pater
After graduating with a second-class Oxford degree from Queen's in December 1862, WP returned to London with his sisters. His early attempts to gain a clerical fellowship failed, but in February 1864 he returned to...
Textual Features Elizabeth Jennings
Every Changing Shape was reprinted in 1996 by Carcanet Press with a foreword by Michael Schmidt . It collects essays on Christian writers and mystics that address the way that faith informs the creative imagination...
Textual Features Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
The poem The Witch in the Wardrobe, as ENC explained to Colette Bryce , comes in part from the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis , in which a...
Textual Features Lilian Bowes Lyon
Cecil Day Lewis takes these to represent her middle period, side-tracked from her true bent by the compelling mannerisms of Hopkins and the more public preoccupations of the 'thirties, and therefore showing a sense of...


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Hopkins, Gerard Manley. “Introduction to the Third Edition”. Poems, edited by W. H. Gardner et al., Oxford University Press, 1956, p. xiii - xxvi.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley. Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Editor Bridges, Robert, Humphrey Milford, 1918.