Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Poem of the week: Felix Randal by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Hopkins welds priest, father and doctor in this enormous expression of empathy, commemorating the life of a Liverpudlian farrier

Carol Rumens

24, Aug, 2020 @12:31 PM

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Bernard Bergonzi obituary
Poet, literary critic and professor of English at Warwick University known for his work on TS Eliot, HG Wells and Gerard Manley Hopkins

Eric Homberger and David Lodge

27, Sep, 2016 @12:36 PM

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Poem of the week: The Sea and the Skylark by Gerard Manley Hopkins
These ringing lines register the complex music of nature heard from the Welsh coast, set against the ‘sordid’ human world

Carol Rumens

15, Sep, 2014 @9:49 AM

The 10 best poems about spring

From Shakespeare to Larkin, Kate Kellaway chooses her favourite celebrations of spring

Kate Kellaway

21, Mar, 2014 @12:00 PM

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Poem of the week: Gerard Manley Hopkins translates Horace
Carol Rumens: The young writer's version of the classical lyric poet is inflected with the eccentric innovation that marked his own work

Carol Rumens

06, Jan, 2014 @10:36 AM

Colin Farrell reveals 'romantic relationship' with Elizabeth Taylor

The Hollywood actor opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor in the final years of her life

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Dec, 2013 @12:10 PM

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Bodleian buys 'significant' Gerard Manley Hopkins manuscript

Oxford library purchases draft of poet's 'Binsey Poplars', in which he mourns the destruction of local trees, for almost £50,000

Alison Flood

02, May, 2013 @1:24 PM

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Poster poems: religion

Billy Mills: Whether you're believer, blasphemer or Buddhist – this month's commandment is to share with us your spiritual scribblings

Billy Mills

12, Apr, 2013 @3:23 PM

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Katharine Whitehorn: Nothing is what it seems
Newspapers, pillowcases, a sheet of homework... funny the uses they can be put to

Katharine Whitehorn

26, May, 2012 @11:07 PM

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Writing Britain: the nation and the landscape

Chaucer's Canterbury, Emily Brontë's moors, Graham Greene's Brighton, Kureishi's suburbia … The British Library's new exhibition explores how literature has responded to the varying landscapes of these islands. By Blake Morrison

Blake Morrison

04, May, 2012 @9:54 PM

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When writers censor themselves
More familiar as a habit of despots, authors themselves quite often make strenuous efforts to suppress their own work

Daniel Kalder

28, Feb, 2012 @10:46 AM

What the big Four-Oh does to (male) writers

Dante, Gerard Manley Hopkins, even Shakespeare knew about the midlife crisis. They just didn't have the motorbike to prove it

Claire Armitstead

02, Jul, 2008 @9:00 AM

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