By Jeffrey Wainwright

Geoffrey Hill has stated that a few nice poetry 'recognises that phrases fail us'. those essays discover Hill's fight over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. This e-book seeks to teach how all his paintings is marked through the search for the best pitch of utterance if it is sorrowing, offended, satiric or erotic. It exhibits how Hill's phrases are by no means frivolously 'acceptable' yet a moral act, how he seeks out phrases he can stand through - phrases which are 'getting it right'.

This booklet is the main accomplished and updated serious paintings on Geoffrey Hill to this point, overlaying all his paintings as much as 'Scenes from Comus' (2005), in addition to a few poems but to seem in ebook shape. It goals to give a contribution anything to the certainty of his poetry between those that have it for a few years and scholars and different readers encountering this significant poet for the 1st time.

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