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The Poems of Francis Thompson

by Bridget Boardman

The Poems of Francis Thompson Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826463050
Publication date: 4th July 2002
Author: Bridget Boardman
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 552 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets, Literary studies: poetry & poets, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ,

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