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Philosophical Mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins - by Aakanksha Virkar Yates (Hardcover)

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Through the lens of Hopkins's 'masterwork', The Philosophical Mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins readdresses Hopkins's frequently overlooked mysticism as an interior narrative within his corpus. Drawing on a range of religious, literary and visual traditions from Augustine's Confessions to the seventeenth-century spiritual emblem, this book demonstrates the ways in which the Wreck deliberately constructs and conceals a mystical and contemplative narrative. Typology and allegory are some of the important hermeneutic tools used in this re-reading of Hopkins, relating the poet to the discursive tradition surrounding the Old Testament Song of Songs, the philosophical theology of the Greek Fathers, and, perhaps most intriguingly, the meditative and visual tradition of the baroque heart-emblem. On the centenary of the publication of Hopkins’s poems, this book places the writer firmly within a mystical tradition, necessitating a fundamental reconsideration of the legacy of this major Victorian poet.

Number of Pages: 228
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Nineteenth Century
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Aakanksha Virkar Yates
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2018
TCIN: 53120433
UPC: 9781138093904
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-5014
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