A collection of the best-known poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889). One of the Victorian era's greatest writers, Hopkins' reputation has continued to grow since his death.
Our Great Poets series, launched in 2007, has proven very popular, offering many of the best-loved poems by popular poets, well read by leading actors. This collection includes "The Windhover", "The Caged Skylark", "Carrion Comfort", "Spring", and "Fall and Inversnaid".
A graduate of the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, Jeremy Northam has played many roles, including that of Saint Thomas More in Showtime's The Tudors. The son of two professors, he is perfectly cast to read a poet whose best-loved works include "That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and the comfort of the Resurrection." Difficult lines come trippingly off his tongue. This, for instance from "Windhover": "daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon . . ." There are 38 poems, each beautifully wrought.
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Excellent encounter with the poet.
The variety of moods achieved in selection and voice.
Irrelevant. It is not a story.
No. It is not a story.
I found this a remarkable achievement of reading
GMHOPKINS -what's not to love
- Marianne Messina