Gerard Manley Hopkins The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 26 Feb 2009
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Review from previous edition Catherine Phillips's excellent edition of the poems...will be the standard reading text for many years to come. (Times Literary Supplement)
About the Author
Born in England in 1844, Gerard Manley Hopkins began writing poetry at an early age. In his early twenties, Hopkins converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism and in 1868 joined the Society of Jesuits. Hopkins continued to write poems thereafter, while serving as a priest and university teacher, but he burned most of his early poems out of a deep sense of conflict between his art and his faith, and he published very little in his lifetime."God's Grandeur" appeared in the first collection of his poems, edited by his friend Robert Bridges and published in 1918, long after the poet's death in 1889.
Dr. Catherine Phillips is a psychologist with an interest in cancer care in both clinical and research settings. For over 15 years, she has been associated with the Healing Journey Program, which helps people cope more effectively with cancer and to live more fully in personally meaningful ways. A former contributor on health and wellness issues for Chatelaine magazine, she leads relaxation and support groups at Wellspring Centres in the Toronto area.
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PS. Gerards father and my grandfather were partners in business, hence the name of Manley given to my father and passed on to me.