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Hopkins in Ireland: Pictures and Words Michael Flecky

Hopkins in Ireland: Pictures and Words

Michael Flecky

Published September 15th 2008
ISBN : 9781881871552
Paperback
144 pages
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 About the Book 

This beautiful book is inspired by the poems and literary observations of the Jesuit poet and teacher Gerard Manley Hopkins, particularly during 1884-1889, the final years of his life in Ireland. A companion to Hopkinss important written legacy, itMoreThis beautiful book is inspired by the poems and literary observations of the Jesuit poet and teacher Gerard Manley Hopkins, particularly during 1884-1889, the final years of his life in Ireland. A companion to Hopkinss important written legacy, it also illuminates the ways in which his poetic vision was nurtured by the eye of a trained visual artist. Michael Flecky, drawing on the visual images of Hopkinss poems, letters, and spiritual journals, visited locations that could be identified from Hopkinss writing and photographed them to faithfully represent the poets literary and visual perspective. Hopkins in Ireland: Pictures and Words offers clues to the sometimes obscure historical context of Hopkinss life in Ireland and to what he imagined and expressed in words during the last chapter of his life.The Hopkins in Irelandexhibition has been shown in Ireland and at Creighton University, St. Josephs University in Philadelphia, Xavier University in Cincinnati, and Canisius University in Buffalo.