Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spell of John Duns Scotus

2016.03.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Llewelyn, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spell of John Duns Scotus, Edinburgh University Press, 2015, 150pp., $120.00 (hbk),
Philosophy News image
2016.03.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Llewelyn, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spell of John Duns Scotus, Edinburgh University Press, 2015, 150pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781474408943. Reviewed by Thomas Williams, University of South Florida "She is dissatisfied with her chapter on Gerard Manley Hopkins," says Harriet Vane of Miss Lydgate in Dorothy Sayers's Gaudy Night; "she feels she may have attacked him from the wrong angle altogether" -- as if to suggest that when it comes to Hopkins the only question is not whether but how to attack him. And surely there is something about Hopkins that invites attack: his experiments and innovations in prosody, his neologisms, the opacity of his language. All these features at least challenge the reader and, if they are not to invite attack or outright repudiation, require elucidation, sympathetic exposition. There is something about John Duns Scotus too that invites attack. I speak here not of the. . .

Continue reading . . .

News source: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // News

blog comments powered by Disqus