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Gerard Manley Hopkins and the poetry of religious experience / Martin Dubois (Newcastle University).

Author/creator Dubois, Martin, 1984- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxi, 224 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 108. ^A344711
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Forms of devotion. Bibles ; Prayer -- Part II. Models of faith. The soldier ; The martyr -- Part III. Last things. Death and judgement ; Heaven and Hell.
Abstract "This nuanced yet accessible study is the first to examine the range of religious experience imagined in Hopkins's writing. By exploring the shifting way in which Hopkins imagines religious belief in individual history, Martin Dubois contests established views of his poetry as a unified project. Combining detailed close readings with extensive historical research, Dubois argues that the spiritual awareness manifest in Hopkins's poetry is varied and fluctuating, and that this is less a failure of his intellectual system than a sign of the experiential character of much of his poetry's thought. Individual chapters focus on biblical language and prayer, as well as on the spiritual ideal seen in the figures of the soldier and the martyr, and on Hopkins's ideas of death, judgement, heaven and hell. Offering fresh interpretations of the major poems, this volume reveals a more diverse and exploratory poet than has been recognised" --Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 172-219) and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2017027648
ISBN1107180457 (hardback)

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