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The Resource Hopkins : a literary biography, Norman White

Hopkins : a literary biography, Norman White

Label
Hopkins : a literary biography
Title
Hopkins
Title remainder
a literary biography
Statement of responsibility
Norman White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'To seem the stranger lies my lot, my life / Among strangers': so begins one of the darkest and most overtly autobiographical of Hopkins's poems, written in Ireland a few years before his death. In this major new biography, more deeply researched, fully documented, and comprehensive than any before it, Norman White uses the intimate evidence of the poems, letters, and journals, his personal knowledge of the places where Hopkins lived, and all surviving documentary records, to explore the life of the priest-poet who constantly felt himself 'the stranger' in his world. It was more than just the enforced restlessness of his life following his conversion and the decision at twenty-four to become a Jesuit--through Hopkins's writings again and again reveal his responsiveness to place, and his poignant sense of having no true home. His inner life was also an unresolved search for answers to his own difficult temperament: a series of crises, in fact, to which his responses were typically extreme, and ultimately unsatisfying. His vivid apprehension of beauty and particularity--in language, in the characters of men, in natural things, in what he perceived as the nature of Christ--was fuelled as much by longing as by calm assurance of belief. It is just this that makes him a supreme poet not only of nature but of the religious condition: the experience of both faith and despair. Norman White investigates Hopkins's background and Oxford student life, and the Roman Catholic world which he entered, carefully and without prejudgements, setting his development and the movement of his thought against the background of Victorian England. The turmoil of Hopkins's strange personality is fully explored, as is the effect of his austere profession on his highly original writings--the journals and poems that are among the most remarkable works of literature in the English language
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Norman
Dewey number
  • 821/.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4803.H44
LC item number
Z924 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Jesuits
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Poets, English
  • Catholics
  • Biographie
Label
Hopkins : a literary biography, Norman White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [469]-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Boy, 1844-1863. 1. Kate Smith and Manley Hopkins. 2. Stratford. 3. Hampstead. 4. Highgate -- pt. II. The Student, 1863-1868. 5. Balliol College. 6. Freshman Allegiances. 7. Vital Truths of Nature: Hopkins and Ruskin. 8. Useful Information. 9. Studies. 10. Dolben. 11. Religion. 12. Perversion and Estrangement. 13. Decision: Bovey Tracey and Birmingham. 14. Swiss Swan-Song -- pt. III. The Jesuit, 1868-1874. 15. Novitiate: Roehampton, 1868-1870. 16. Philosophate: St Mary's Hall, 1870-1873. 17. Seascapes: The Isle of Man. 18. Teaching: London and Devon, 1873-1874 -- pt. IV. The Poet, 1874-1877. 19. St Beuno's. 20. Welsh and Wells. 21. 'The Wreck of the Deutschland'. 22. 'Light, amid the encircling gloom'. 23. 'In my salad days, in my Welsh days' -- pt. V. Fortune's Football, 1877-1884. 24. 'Cobweb, soapsud, and frost-feather permanence': Mount St Mary's, Stonyhurst, Farm Street, Oxford, 1877-1879. 25. 'So fagged, so harried and gallied up and down': Bedford Leigh, Liverpool, Glasgow, 1879-1881. 26. 'Surely one vocation cannot destroy another?': Roehampton Tertianship and Stonyhurst, 1881-1883. 27. 'Careful and subtle fault-finding': Patmore and Hopkins -- pt. VI. The Stranger, 1884-1889. 28. An Irish Row. 29. 'Dapple at end'. 30. 'Dark not day'. 31. Sanctuaries. 32. 'What shall I do for the land that bred me?'. 33. 'I wish then for death'
Control code
24106110
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 531 pages
Isbn
9780198120995
Lccn
91004935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1444914
Label
Hopkins : a literary biography, Norman White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [469]-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Boy, 1844-1863. 1. Kate Smith and Manley Hopkins. 2. Stratford. 3. Hampstead. 4. Highgate -- pt. II. The Student, 1863-1868. 5. Balliol College. 6. Freshman Allegiances. 7. Vital Truths of Nature: Hopkins and Ruskin. 8. Useful Information. 9. Studies. 10. Dolben. 11. Religion. 12. Perversion and Estrangement. 13. Decision: Bovey Tracey and Birmingham. 14. Swiss Swan-Song -- pt. III. The Jesuit, 1868-1874. 15. Novitiate: Roehampton, 1868-1870. 16. Philosophate: St Mary's Hall, 1870-1873. 17. Seascapes: The Isle of Man. 18. Teaching: London and Devon, 1873-1874 -- pt. IV. The Poet, 1874-1877. 19. St Beuno's. 20. Welsh and Wells. 21. 'The Wreck of the Deutschland'. 22. 'Light, amid the encircling gloom'. 23. 'In my salad days, in my Welsh days' -- pt. V. Fortune's Football, 1877-1884. 24. 'Cobweb, soapsud, and frost-feather permanence': Mount St Mary's, Stonyhurst, Farm Street, Oxford, 1877-1879. 25. 'So fagged, so harried and gallied up and down': Bedford Leigh, Liverpool, Glasgow, 1879-1881. 26. 'Surely one vocation cannot destroy another?': Roehampton Tertianship and Stonyhurst, 1881-1883. 27. 'Careful and subtle fault-finding': Patmore and Hopkins -- pt. VI. The Stranger, 1884-1889. 28. An Irish Row. 29. 'Dapple at end'. 30. 'Dark not day'. 31. Sanctuaries. 32. 'What shall I do for the land that bred me?'. 33. 'I wish then for death'
Control code
24106110
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 531 pages
Isbn
9780198120995
Lccn
91004935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1444914

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