Summer 1944 • Vol. VI No. 3 Gerard Manley HopkinsJuly 1, 1944 |

Editor’s Note: Gerard Manley Hopkins

The poet was born in 1844, and died in 1889; and the four essays that follow are in the nature of an anniversary tribute. These papers are not to be regarded as closing the discussion. In our next issue Arthur Mizener will offer an essay which he has prepared with the advantage of having surveyed the present ones; that is, it will supplement them if all together they do not seem inclusive enough in their view of the poet; and he has been invited if he wishes to waive all specialized views in order to present the "difference” which the general reader senses so powerfully in this poet. We expect to furnish notes and comments from some other writers too, and herewith we invite expressions from our readers.

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Cleanth Brooks (October 16, 1906—May 10, 1994) was an American literary critic and professor, best known for his publications, The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry (1947) and Modern Poetry and the Tradition (1939). Brooks is said to have revolutionized the teaching of poetry in American higher education and was also a prominent critic of Southern literature as well as the co-founder of The Southern Review.

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