Geoffrey Hill: Essays on his Later Work

Hardcover | June 25, 2012

EditorJohn Lyon, Peter Mcdonald

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A collection of new essays on the remarkable work produced by the poet Geoffrey Hill since the mid-1990s. Hill is widely recognised as the finest living English poet and the quality of his recent publications has been matched by the pace at which he produces quantities of profound andstartlingly original verse. This book brings together work on Hill by figures as diverse as Rowan Williams and Christopher Ricks, along with penetrating treatments of these late writings by younger scholars, in order to provide a series of fresh perspectives on some of the finest and mostchallenging poetry now being written. It explores topics including physicality, death, confession, and recusancy, and also contains a large-scale bibliography of Hill's writings, which will be invaluable to all those seeking to read more widely in the work of this fascinating and exceptionalfigure.

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A collection of new essays on the remarkable work produced by the poet Geoffrey Hill since the mid-1990s. Hill is widely recognised as the finest living English poet and the quality of his recent publications has been matched by the pace at which he produces quantities of profound andstartlingly original verse. This book brings togethe...

John Lyon is Reader in English Literature at the University of Bristol, and has published widely on Shakespeare and the early modern period, as well as on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction and poetry. He has edited works by Kipling, Henry James, and Conrad for Penguin and OUP World's Classics, and is currently editing a volume ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pagesPublished:June 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199586608

ISBN - 13:9780199586608

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AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsJohn Lyon and Peter McDonald: IntroductionChristopher Ricks: Hill's Unrelenting, Unreconciling MindBrian Cummings: Recusant HillRowan Williams: Geoffrey Hill's QuartetSophie Ratcliffe: On Being 'A Man of the World': Geoffrey Hill and PhysicalityJeffrey Wainwright: The Impossibility of DeathJohn Lyon: Geoffrey Hill's Eye TroublesKathryn Murphy: Geoffrey Hill and ConfessionPeter McDonald: 'But to my Task': Work, Truth, and Metre in Later HillKenneth Haynes: A Bibliography of Geoffrey Hill