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The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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    Gerard Manley Hopkins(Author),Robert Bridges(Editor)

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Gerard Manley Hopkins, a leading Victoria poet, known for his innovative style, is considered as influential as T.S. Eliot in initiating the modern movement in poetry. This edition is edited by Robert Bridges, poet laureate, and lifelong friend of Hopkins.

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  • By Robert Hoeppner on September 13, 2010

    Many lines on my Kindle 3 have rectangular boxes containing questions marks prepended. So "The Wreck of the Deutschland" looks something like???????????????Thou mastering me??????????God! giver of breath and bread;?????World's strand, sway of the sea;??????????Lord of living and dead;???Thou hast bound bones and veins in me, fastened me flesh,???And after it almost unmade, what with dread,?????Thy doing: and dost thou touch me afresh?Over again I feel thy finger and find thee.There are some poems where this doesn't happen at all, and others where it regularly occurs. I think the ?s represent spaces for formatting indentations. It would be nice if there were a way to either filter the ?s out or convert them to spaces. Given a relatively low price, and given that this seems to be a comprehensive collection of Hopkins' poetry, 3 stars seems a fair rating.

  • By Cynthia Miller on May 9, 2016

    I purchased this as a gift for my dad, after finding out Hopkins is his favorite poet, and he absolutely loves this book.

  • By anya leone on June 1, 2012

    Book is more than I expected in terms of content. More of a text book than a book of poetry, but the poems are in there, and that's what I wanted.

  • By James P. Crowley on February 24, 2015

    The best of the best in modern English poetry.

  • By John Henry on July 31, 2012

    This is one of the ugliest editions of any book I could imagine. It's laid out in bland, boring type. The paper and cover seem cheap, like it was made by the local print shop. Worst of all, the lay out of te poems is a disaster. Titles appear at the bottom of one page with the actual poem on the next. The last couple lines of a poem often dangle at the top of the next page - sometimes even requiring a turn of the page! - when there is plenty of open space all around, enough for the whole poem to sit in one place. It looks simple amateur. Like the format on Word isn't translate to the printers. Simple terrible. I'm returning my copy immediately.If this were the only copy of Hopkins poems, it'd be better still not to get it, since you couldn't help but think his poems as ugly as their dressing.

  • By Peter Dorfman on December 18, 2010

    This is a truly great book -- but the Kindle edition is not properly formatted for the Kindle. There is no table of contents or links to individual poems. The line breaks in many poems are in the wrong location. Some of the greatest of his poems do not even have line breaks at all but are formatted as a single paragraph. Too bad, but I recommend looking for a better edition of this book.

  • By Mrs.G.M. Merten on October 3, 2011

    Very disappointing edition. The problem is that there is no proper index which makes it very hard to find individual poems. I find this very annoying. Am now trying to find Gardner's edition as an ebook.

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