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Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill - Wainwright, Jeffrey
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Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry 'recognises that words fail us'. These essays explore Hill's struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. This book seeks to show how all his work is marked by the quest for the right pitch of utterance whether it is sorrowing, angry, satiric or erotic. It shows how Hill's words are never lightly 'acceptable' but an ethical act, how he seeks out words he can stand by - words that are 'getting it right'. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date critical ...

Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill 2011, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719067556

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Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill 2006, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719067549

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