Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Saint Joseph's University Press
Date Published: 2008
Book ID: 56
332 pages + preface and index | 8.75 x 5.75 inches
This book was ready to go to press when Norman MacKenzie passed away on March 1, 2004. Growing out of the Martin D'Arcy Lectures that he delivered at Oxford in 1988-89, it combines his love of research into the contexts out of which Hopkins's poems were written with his deep knowledge of the poems through the various stages of their composition. Despite devoting much of his life to Hopkins's poems, they remained ever fresh to him. This enthusiasm pervades his final 'excursions' into their territory.