Created to Praise : Language of Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Victorian Jesuit Gerard Manley Hopkins found in religious discipline, and released in his poetry, the tremendous power at the heart of human language. In Created to Praise , Margaret Ellsberg traces the poet's development, arguing that Hopkins' use of a specifically sacramental ideal of language, a poetic diction that celebrates particularly in nature, allows the poet/priest to unite the vocabularies of both vocations and achieve a voice perfectly pitched at praise.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 146.05 x 217.42 x 17.53mm | 362.87g
- 02 Jul 1987
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States