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Author Virkar Yates, Aakanksha, author

Title The philosophical mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins / Aakanksha Virkar Yates
Published New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (179 pages) : illustrations
Series The Nineteenth Century Series
Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 'Rare-Dear Gerard': Hopkins and the Early Fathers; 2 Divine Labour: Contemplation, Energeia, Stress; 3 Tractarian Mysticism and the Deification of the Soul; 4 Baptism and Ascent: Created Corruptible, Raised Incorruptible; 5 Sacramental Typology and Second Nature; 6 Origen and the Song of Songs; 7 The Visible and Invisible in Augustine's Confessions; 8 Emblems of the Heart; 9 Love, Spirit, Breath, Fire; 10 The Paradise Within; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Through the lens of Hopkins's 'masterwork', The Philosophical Mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins readdresses Hopkins's frequently overlooked mysticism as an interior narrative within his corpus. Drawing on a range of religious, literary and visual traditions from Augustine's Confessions to the seventeenth-century spiritual emblem, this book demonstrates the ways in which the Wreck deliberately constructs and conceals a mystical and contemplative narrative. Typology and allegory are some of the important hermeneutic tools used in this re-reading of Hopkins, relating the poet to the discursive tradition surrounding the Old Testament Song of Songs, the philosophical theology of the Greek Fathers, and, perhaps most intriguingly, the meditative and visual tradition of the baroque heart-emblem. On the centenary of the publication of Hopkins's poems, this book places the writer firmly within a mystical tradition, necessitating a fundamental reconsideration of the legacy of this major Victorian poet."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-176) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 15, 2018)
Subject Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844-1889 -- Criticism and interpretation
Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844-1889. Wreck of the Deutschland
Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844-1889.
Wreck of the Deutschland (Hopkins, Gerard Manley)
Mysticism in literature
Mysticism in literature.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429013825 (electronic bk.)
9780429013829 (electronic bk.)