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Geoffrey Hill and the ends of poetry

By Tom Docherty

Geoffrey Hill and the ends of poetry
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  • ISBN: 9781526181893
  • Publish Date: Nov 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-8189-3
    • Pages: 336
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: November 2024

    Description

    The idea of the end is an essential motivic force in the poetry of Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016). This book shows that Hill's poems are characteristically 'end-directed'. They tend towards consummations of all kinds: from the marriages of meanings in puns, or of words in repeating figures and rhymes, to syntactical and formal finalities. The recognition of failure to reach such ends provides its own impetus to Hill's poetry.

    This is the first book on Hill to take account of his last works. It is a significant contribution to the study of Hill's poems, offering a new thematic reading of his entire body of work. By using Hill's work as an example, the book also touches on questions of poetry's ultimate value: what are its ends and where does it wish to end up?

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 Puns
    2 Dead Ends
    3 Rhymes
    4 Syntaxes
    5 Forms
    Bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Tom Docherty is an independent researcher who received his PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2018

    Geoffrey Hill and the ends of poetry

    By Tom Docherty

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