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A Treatise of Civil Power by Geoffrey Hill
  

A Treatise of Civil Power

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A Treatise of Civil Power by Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill's latest book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton's, a poet in whose footsteps Hill can justly claim to follow. Again we confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself. This is without a doubt the work of a major poet, writing at the height of his powers.

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Praise for Geoffrey Hill: 'Hill so entirely eclipses most of his contemporaries that it seems meaningless to rank him in relation to them. Trumpets should be blown, garlands made ... his greatness is as certain as the poets he invokes
Daily Telegraph

'Hill is often and rightly said to be the greatest living English poet ... [He] can write lines with a deep gravelly ring to them which could only come from powerful thinking about the English language and its inner energies. He can describe England with a warm depth that no other living poet can match ... brilliant writing'
Guardian

About the Author

Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in 1932, Geoffrey Hill is the author of three books of criticism and twelve books of poetry, including The Triumph of Love, co-winner of the Heinemann Award. His Collected Poems, Canaan, The Triumph of Love, Speech! Speech!, The Orchards of Syon, Scenes from Comus and Without Title are all published by Penguin. Geoffrey Hill currently lives in Cambridge, UK. He is Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford; Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; and since 1996 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd August 2007

Author

Geoffrey Hill

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Categories

Literary studies: poetry & poets
Literary studies: from c 1900 -

ISBN

9780141032269

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