Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Visual World

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Gerard Manley Hopkins initially planned to become a poet-artist. For five years he trained his eye, learned about contemporary art and architecture, and made friends in the Pre-Raphaelite circle. In her fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, Catherine Phillips, whose knowledge of Hopkins's poems is second to none, uses letters, new archival material, and contemporary publications to reconstruct the visual world Hopkins knew between 1862 and 1889, and especially in the 1860s, with its illustrated journals, art ...

Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Visual World 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199230808

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