A Treatise of Civil Power
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A Treatise of Civil Power

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Geoffrey Hill's latest book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton's, a poet in whose footsteps Hill can justly claim to follow. Again we confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself. This is without a doubt the work of a major poet, writing at the height of his powers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 10mm | 81.65g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 014103226X
  • 9780141032269
  • 654,687

About Geoffrey Hill

Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in 1932, Geoffrey Hill is the author of three books of criticism and twelve books of poetry, including The Triumph of Love, co-winner of the Heinemann Award. His Collected Poems, Canaan, The Triumph of Love, Speech! Speech!, The Orchards of Syon, Scenes from Comus and Without Title are all published by Penguin.Geoffrey Hill currently lives in Cambridge, UK. He is Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford; Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; and since 1996 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Praise for Geoffrey Hill:'Hill so entirely eclipses most of his contemporaries that it seems meaningless to rank him in relation to them. Trumpets should be blown, garlands made . . . his greatness is as certain as the poets he invokes' Daily Telegraph'Hill is often and rightly said to be the greatest living English poet . . . [He] can write lines with a deep gravelly ring to them which could only come from powerful thinking about the English language and its inner energies. He can describe England with a warm depth that no other living poet can match . . . brilliant writing' Guardian Praise for Geoffrey Hill:'Hill so entirely eclipses most of his contemporaries that it seems meaningless to rank him in relation to them. Trumpets should be blown, garlands made . . . his greatness is as certain as the poets he invokes' Daily Telegraph'Hill is often and rightly said to be the greatest living English poet . . . [He] can write lines with a deep gravelly ring to them which could only come from powerful thinking about the English language and its inner energies. He can describe England with a warm depth that no other living poet can match . . . brilliant writing' Guardian
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