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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins Narrator: Margaret Rawlings Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in Essex, England, in 1844. During his lifetime, his work, at his own insistence, remained unpublished. Hopkins died in 1889, aged just 45, but it was not until 1918 that his work was first published and until 1930 that he first received acclaim. Here, Margaret Rawlings reads a selection of his finest work, including Starlight Night, Spring, Pied Piper, and Inversnaid. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/19/2014

    " I love this man's poetry, and when I discovered his journal entries, I was moved and delighted. He notices so much in nature; I love how he writes about the particular sunset of each day in his entries, and the birds he has seen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna | 10/2/2013

    " My favorite poet. Such beauty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 7/13/2013

    " I like weird religious poetry that rhymes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 7/9/2013

    " I found this book quite by accident when I was visiting relatives. I bought my own copy as soon as I got home. This book saved me in my mid-twenties. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanenne McCloskey | 5/11/2013

    " Aside from the poetry I completely enjoyed reading the extracts from his journals and diaries. I especially loved the extract from On the Origin of Beauty: A Platonic Dialogue. It's mind altering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Ferron | 3/30/2013

    " 4 stars isn't a critique of Hopkins (I love the guy), it simply reflects a desire for more Poems and less Prose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaya | 10/8/2012

    " Whichever professor I had for Victorian Lit in college somehow turned me off to Hopkins. All I can say in retrospect is that he or she must have been shitty teacher indeed, because this is genius work, full stop. It's a shame I had to get this old and cynical before I realized that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darran Mclaughlin | 1/6/2012

    " Hopkins is a great poet. He was the best thing to happen to English poetry since the Romantics. His writing feels very 17th Century, reminiscent of the Metaphysical poets and the Jacobean dramatists in its union of thought, feeling and observation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 5/23/2011

    " I wrote a previous review "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George King | 11/17/2010

    " Incomparable imagery, sound, and rhythm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 10/17/2010

    " A few poems are five stars+, but overall the volume is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam Guilar | 10/11/2010

    " This is a beautifully made book, so the rating is for the thing itself, not the contents...Only four stars because there are nine illustrations interspersed between the poems and their absence from the prose is noticeable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clifton | 8/26/2010

    " Hopkins has long been one of my favorite poets from the Victorian era. He was a closeted Catholic priest and an innovator of sublime poetry who, like Emily Dickinson (also a favorite of mine), published virtually nothing in his lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/3/2009

    " If I could give it six stars, I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Markelle Grabo | 9/23/2009

    " Exceptionally unique poet. "Spring" has quickly become a favorite of mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 7/22/2009

    " I love the way Hopkins puts words together in unexpected pairings. His word jumble is fascinating and great fun to read aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ernie | 11/26/2008

    " All of Hopkins' poetry is amazing, but the "Windhover" in particular is one of the most impressive lyrics I've every read. Hopkins' explosion of the sonnet form and embrace of the notion of oral poetry makes him one of the most powerful voices in modern poetry. "

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