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By Jeffrey Wainwright

Geoffrey Hill has stated that a few nice poetry 'recognises that phrases fail us'. those essays discover Hill's fight over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. This booklet seeks to teach how all his paintings is marked through the search for the appropriate pitch of utterance if it is sorrowing, indignant, satiric or erotic. It indicates how Hill's phrases are by no means frivolously 'acceptable' yet a moral act, how he seeks out phrases he can stand by way of - phrases which are 'getting it right'.

This e-book is the main complete and updated severe paintings on Geoffrey Hill thus far, masking all his paintings as much as 'Scenes from Comus' (2005), in addition to a few poems but to seem in ebook shape. It goals to give a contribution anything to the knowledge of his poetry between those that have it for a few years and scholars and different readers encountering this significant poet for the 1st time.

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