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THE GREAT POETS: GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

by | Read by Jeremy Northam

Poetry & Drama • 1 hr. • Unabridged Selections • © 2008

A graduate of the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, Jeremy Northam has played many roles, including that of Saint Thomas More in Showtime's THE TUDORS. The son of two professors, he is perfectly cast to read a poet whose best-loved works include "That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and the comfort of the Resurrection." Difficult lines come trippingly off his tongue. This, for instance from "Windhover": "daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon . . ." There are 38 poems, each beautifully wrought. I'm a middlebrow, though, and favor a prose setting for poetry. I need context, and I need to come up for air. The only way I could draw nectar from these flowers was to pick one poem and play it over and over again. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2008

CD ISBN 9789626349007 $14.98 • One CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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