At a glance:
- Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Letters
- Time of Work: The second half of the nineteenth century
- Setting: England and Ireland
- Genres: Nonfiction, Letters
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, Language or languages, Music or musicians, Art or artists, Religion, Poetry or poets, Beauty, Criticism, Depression, mental, Catholics or Catholic Church, Patriotism, Typhoid fever, Arts or crafts, Logic
- Locales: England, Ireland
Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selected Letters is drawn from the three-volume set edited by C. C. Abbott. Catherine Phillips orchestrated this selection, and, Cambridge professor that she is, her format is designed for academic readers. A “Biographical Register of Correspondents and Persons Frequently Cited” precedes the letters, and forty-two pages of notes follow them.
Despite the trappings of official British scholarliness, the letters offer an illuminating look at Hopkins’ mind and personality for the general reader. The conventional and fairly superficial sense of Hopkins...
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