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A Treatise of Civil Power
A Treatise of Civil Power
by Geoffrey Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.26

4.0 out of 5 stars An exploration of the mental landscape, 12 Oct 2011
I have found this work more accessible than the Day Books published so far in that he explores ideas in a more discursive manner that gives thought, lyricism and discourse a strong and balanced role here. The poems work more in the manner of the moderns like Yeats and Eliot without the contorted twisting of syntax and line that comes after in Clavics and other published excerpts from the new work I've seen. I enjoyed the meditative, resonant quality of the concepts and imagery presented here.


Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by Geoffrey Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Progression of Our Times, 2 Nov 2009
This review is from: Selected Poems (Paperback)
Selected Poems

I find that Mr. Hill has progressed from a highly formal, carefully structured verse form to a looser, more boldly imaginative vernacular which is highly reminiscent, to my mind, of the transition made in Robert Lowell's writing career with equivalent results. Both are major poets who have shaped the way verse can be written and daringly re-imagined themselves in mid-career.


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