The following is a personality profile of Gerard Manley Hopkins based on his work.
Gerard Manley Hopkins is unconventional and excitable.
He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is intermittent as well: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. But, Gerard Manley Hopkins is also empathetic: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for connectedness.
Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
Fully half of this book is biographical and instructional commentary. The collection of poems contains both brilliant and opaque (the Latin ones are beyond my elementary Latin), but fascinating ... Read More
While Hopkins never got the chance to write a huge canon of poetry, his sprung rhythm and theory of inscape make his poetry unbelievably complex and downright enjoyable. He deals with perhaps the ... Read More
Edited by one of the great Hopkinsian scholars of all time, this anthology is the "gold standard." One of its benefits is that is coincides with the editor's excellent commentary on the poems of ... Read More
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