Books: Christian Poet

A HOPKINS READER (308 pp.)—Edifed by John Pick—Oxford ($4.50).

Gerard Manley Hopkins thought of himself as a priest rather than a poet. In his Victorian lifetime, he never saw his poems in print. Ironically, today, when a shelf full of books have been written about him, it is the poet and not the priest that the world chiefly remembers.

A Hopkins Reader, the latest tribute to him, links Poet Hopkins and Jesuit Hopkins by assembling selections from his letters, journals and sermons as well as 33 of his best poems. Those who want the full story...

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