Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins


Read by Linda Leu

(4.5 stars; 5 reviews)

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89) was an English poet, educated at Oxford. Entering the Roman Catholic Church in 1866 and the Jesuit novitiate in 1868, he was ordained in 1877. Upon becoming a Jesuit he burned much of his early verse and abandoned the writing of poetry. However, the sinking in 1875 of a German ship carrying five Franciscan nuns, exiles from Germany, inspired him to write one of his most impressive poems “The Wreck of the Deutschland.” Thereafter he produced his best poetry, including “God’s Grandeur,” “The Windhover,” “The Leaden Echo,” and “The Golden Echo.” (Summary by Bartleby)
Editor: Robert S. Bridges (1844-1930)

(4 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Part 00a: Editor’s Preface to Notes 23:43 Read by Linda Leu
Part 00b: Author’s Preface 12:08 Read by Linda Leu
Part 00c: Editor’s Notes to Author’s Preface 3:03 Read by Linda Leu
Part 01: Poems 1-4 28:40 Read by Linda Leu
Part 01b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 01-04 18:30 Read by Linda Leu
Part 02: Poems 5-14 16:10 Read by Linda Leu
Part 02b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 05-14 8:58 Read by Linda Leu
Part 03: Poems 15-24 25:30 Read by Linda Leu
Part 03b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 15-24 13:09 Read by Linda Leu
Part 04: Poems 25-34 15:03 Read by Linda Leu
Part 04b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 25-34 9:28 Read by Linda Leu
Part 05: Poems 35-39 17:41 Read by Linda Leu
Part 05b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 35-39 7:23 Read by Linda Leu
Part 06: Poems 40-51 21:34 Read by Linda Leu
Part 06b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 40-51 19:27 Read by Linda Leu
Part 07: Poems 52-58 20:25 Read by Linda Leu
Part 07b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 52-58 4:06 Read by Linda Leu
Part 08: Poems 59-74 20:50 Read by Linda Leu
Part 08b: Editor’s Notes to Poems 59-74 8:11 Read by Linda Leu

Reviews

(2.5 stars)

readers voice is unbearable: overdramatic froggy whisper, saliva sounds.