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The Poems of Francis Thompson by Bridget Boardman


The Poems of Francis Thompson by Bridget Boardman

During the research for her biography of Francis Thompson, Between Heaven and Charing Cross it became clear to Brigid Boardman that a new edition of his poetry was essential for a full recognition of the range and variety of his work. He remains best known for his great poem The Hound of Heaven but his work as a whole has never been properly presented. All previous editions include the many alterations and deletions that were made to Thompsons work posthumously by Wilfrid Meynell for the edition of 1913. Meynells aim was to present the poetry in a strictly orthodox Catholic light in a period when fears about Modernism influenced the Churchs understanding of literature. These anxieties have not served the poetry well. Thompsons aim was to be the poet of the return to God and his work expresses the divine presence that he believed permeated all aspects of life. This edition finally restores an important English poet to the readers that he so deserves.

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Publication date

4th July 2002


Bridget Boardman

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


552 pages


Poetry by individual poets
Literary studies: poetry & poets
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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