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- DescriptionHopkins's 'Dublin Notebook' provides intimate and rare access to the Jesuit poet's private, poetic, religious, and academic thoughts and words during his final years in Dublin. In February 1884, Hopkins moved to Dublin from England to become a Professor of Classics at University College (entrusted to the Jesuits in 1883) and a Fellow at the recently-established Royal University of Ireland, an examining institution. He lived at UC's St. Stephen's Green campus until 8 June 1889, when he died of typhoid. The 'Dublin Notebook' is a unique repository of personal memoranda, drafts of poems, lecture outlines, spiritual meditation tes, and academic tes, and sheds new light on the circumstances that produced Hopkins's 'Sonnets of Desolation' in the mid-1880s. The contents include pages in which he tallied examination marks and commented on students' performances; intermittent musical jottings; lists of correspondents to whom he owed letters; attendance records; drafts of a short biography for publication; a commentary on Cicero; and preliminary versions of 'Sibyl's Leaves', one of his most exceptional poems. This edition, Volume VII in the Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, provides readers with a digitized facsimile of the manuscript, a detailed transcription of each page, and scholarly resources such as a historical and cultural introduction to Hopkins's Dublin years; an analysis of the tebook's contents; the editors' explanation of the manuscript and its challenges; translations of and citations for all classical quotations; and thorough antations (including transcriptions of his musical compositions). Other resources include a Biographical Register; documents related to Hopkins's academic appointments; sample examinations that he set for the Royal University; and edited versions of his study of Cicero's 'On Duty' and his biographical tice of Richard Watson Dixion, the Pre-Raphaelite poet. The 'Dublin Notebook' sheds new light on Hopkins's life and inner torments, his wide-ranging artistic talents (and musical aspirations), his involvement in Ireland's vexed 'troubles' in the late nineteenth century, his harrowing spiritual and emotional condition, and the busy life of a burdened Classics professor.
- Author BiographyLesley Higgins is a Professor in the Department of English, York University, where she specializes in Victorian and Modernist literature, poetry, and feminist studies. In 2002, she published The Modernist Cult of Ugliness: Aesthetic and Gender Politics (Palgrave) and co-edited Walter Pater: Transparencies of Desire (ELT Press). More recently, and together with Elicia Clements, she is the co-editor of Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts (Palgrave, 2010). With Michael F. Suarez, S.J., she is the co-general editor of the Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, an eight-volume project (OUP) being prepared by an international team of six editors. The first volume in the series, her edition of Hopkins's Oxford Essays and Notes, was published in 2006. With David Latham, she is the co-general editor of the Collected Works of Walter Pater, now in development for OUP. Michael F. Suarez is University Professor and Director of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. The holder of research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, he is also Honorary Curator of the University of Virginia's special collections and Professor of English. His most recent publication is The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010), a million-word reference work on the history of books and manuscripts from the invention of writing to the present day.A Jesuit priest, Michael is currently co-General Editor, with Lesley Higgins, of The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO).
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication27/03/2014
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCollected Works Gerard Manley Hopkins
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight1906 g
- Width257 mm
- Height316 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byLesley J. Higgins,Michael F. Suarez
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