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Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins with Modern English Paraphrases 9780773470170

Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins with Modern English Paraphrases

ISBN-10: 0773470174
ISBN-13: 9780773470170
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PUBLISHER: Mellen Press, The, Edwin
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Product Description: Dr. Walhout writes of his first series of Hopkins paraphrases that it contained twenty of his most difficult poems. This second series includes all of the remaining early poetry and unfinished poetry from Hopkin's major poetic period. It is designed to reduce the difficulty in understanding the poems by offering complete paraphrases. The purpose is somewhat similar to that of giving a modern version of the Bible compared with, say, the King James Version. My first series of Hopkins paraphrases contains twenty of the most difficult poems. This second series includes all of the remaining poems from Hopkins's major poetic period beginning with The Wreck of the Deutschland in 1875, which was a turning point both in his decision to write poetry and in his distinctive style. The occasional poems, though not ranking high in Hopkins's own estimation, are included here because they reflect the distinctive style. Hopkins produced other poetical work, which is usually classified into early poetry and unfinished poetry. The early poetry seems less urgent for paraphrasing. As for the unfinished poems, it may seem presumptuous to paraphrase poems which Hopkins himself did not perfect. Neverthe

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PAGES: 120
CATEGORY: Poetry
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