A Frog Among the Cicadas: Hopkins and "The Escorial"

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Examines G.M. Hopkins's early poem 'The Escorial' through Ahlbäck's concept of the 'imaginature'. Approaching Hopkins through perspectives furnished by his admirer, George Orwell, this reading engages with the former's juvenile reading of Spanish history, interest in the composition of conpetition poetry, and eventual conversion to Catholicism: opening up, en route, new insights into the poet's early production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVill jag vistas här bör jag byta blick
Subtitle of host publicationTexter om litteratur, miljö och historia tillägnade Pia Maria Alhbäck
EditorsJutta Ahlbeck, Judith Meurer-Bongardt, Julia Tidigs, Mia Österlund
Place of PublicationÅbo
PublisherFöreningen Granskaren
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-12-3985-4
ISBN (Print)978-952-12-3984-7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book


  • Poetry, Cultural Imagology, Literary Criticism


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