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Acceptable words : essays on the poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Acceptable words : essays on the poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Author: Jeffrey Wainwright
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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. He is a poet of phenomenal verbal power who knows the dangers of indulging such power. His poetry draws to light the greatest intimacies and the most stunning and fleeting of his apprehensions. It is also public in its contemplation of ethics,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Geoffrey Hill; Geoffrey Hill; Geoffrey Hill; Geoffrey (Schriftsteller) Hill
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Wainwright
ISBN: 0719067545 9780719067549
OCLC Number: 61425442
Description: x, 155 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. 'Acceptable words' --
2. 'The speechless dead' : King Log (1968) --
3. Poet, lover, liar : 'Lachrimae' (1975) --
4. 'Our love is what we love to have' : Tenebrae (1978) --
5. Things and words : the mystery of the charity of Charles Peguy (1983) --
6. History as poetry : 'Churchill's funeral' and 'De Jure Belli ac Pacis' (Canaan, 1996) --
7. The triumph of love (1998) --
8. 'Beauty is difficult' : Speech! speech! (2000) --
9. 'Here and there I pull a flower' : the orchards of Syon (2002) --
10. 'In wintry solstice like the shorten'd light' : scenes from Comus (2005) --
11. Afterword : ' "I have not finished" '.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Wainwright.
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'Acceptable words' comprises a series of highly individual essays covering the whole of Geoffrey Hill's poetry to date, including the remarkable late flowering of the years since 1996. The essays  Read more...


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