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Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 18741936. Man who was Thursday. 4. Hopkins
, Gerard Manley, 18441889 Criticism and interpretation. 5. Twain, Mark, 1835
1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 6. Shakespeare, William, 15641616.
Introduction ix Part1 Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Watcher at the Door 1 Part 2
Mark Twain: The Man Who Was Never Quite Sane in the Night 45 Part 3 G. K.
Chesterton: The Man Who Never Stopped Talking 83 Part 4 William
1886 Gerard Manley Hopkins met a young Irish poet named Katharine Tynan
while she was sitting for her portrait in the Dublin studio of J. B. Yeats, father of
the great W. B. A simple, bright-looking Biddy with glossy very pretty red hair, ...
On the face of it that would have seemed a congenial enough assignment for a
man of Hopkins' interests and abilities, but it turned out to be far otherwise. First of
all, the Dublin of his day was the shabby, impoverished relic of what had once ...
For Hopkins the absence of books was worse than rats in the cellar. His job as a
professor was to teach Greek and Latin literature to undergraduates, and by all
accounts he was never much good at it, that child-sized, ivory-pale man. His
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing
Interesting insights, but I'm skeptical of critics who examine authors' works and then pretend to some insight into their lives. That's a risky business. Read full review
Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say): reflections on literature and faithUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Spiritual writer, novelist, and Presbyterian minister Buechner (The Magnificent Defeat) considers four authors and the works that, in his view, each wrote in his own blood about the darkness of life ... Read full review