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The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Daniel Westover and Thomas Alan Holmes


The Fire that Breaks traces Gerard Manley Hopkins’s continuing and pervasive influence among writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Not only do the essays explore responses to Hopkins by individual writers—including, among others, Virginia Woolf, Ivor Gurney, T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Derek Walcott, Denise Levertov, John Berryman, Charles Wright, Maurice Manning, and Ron Hansen—but they also examine Hopkins’s substantial influence among Caribbean poets, Appalachian writers, modern novelists, and contemporary poets whose work lies at the intersec ... More

Keywords: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Modernism, Postmodernism, Irish Poetry, Caribbean Poetry, Appalachian Poetry, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, John Berryman, ecotheology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781942954361
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Westover, editor

Thomas Alan Holmes, editor