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Broken Hierarchies collects twenty books of poems by Geoffrey Hill, written over sixty years, and presents them in their definitive form. Four of these books (Ludo, Expostulations on the Volcano, Liber Illustrium Virorum, and Al Tempo de' Tremuoti) have never before appeared in print, and three of them (Hymns to Our Lady of Chartres, Pindarics, and Clavics) have been greatly revised and expanded.
Geoffrey Hill, Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford
Geoffrey Hill, the son of a police constable, was born in Worcestershire in 1932. He was educated at Bromsgrove County High School and at Keble College, Oxford. After teaching for more than thirty years in England, first at Leeds and subsequently at Cambridge, he became Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University in Massachusetts, where he was also founding co-director of the Editorial Institute. In 2010 he was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
FOR THE UNFALLEN (1959) Genesis God s Little Mountain Holy Thursday Merlin The Bidden Guest In Memory of Jane Fraser The Turtle Dove The Troublesome Reign Solomon s Mines The Distant Fury of Battle Asmodeus Requiem for the Plantagenet Kings Two Formal Elegies Metamorphoses Picture of a Nativity Canticle for Good Friday The Guardians The White Ship Wreaths Elegiac Stanzas After Cumae Little Apocalypse The Bibliographers Of Commerce and Society Doctor Faustus A Pastoral Orpheus and Eurydice In Piam Memoriam To the (Supposed) Patron KING LOG (1968) Ovid in the Third Reich Annunciations Locust Songs I Had Hope When Violence Was Ceas t September Song An Order of Service The Humanist Funeral Music Four Poems Regarding the Endurance of Poets The Imaginative Life The Assisi Fragments History as Poetry Soliloquies Cowan Bridge Fantasia on Horbury Three Baroque Meditations The Songbook of Sebastian Arrurruz MERCIAN HYMNS (1971) I The Naming of Offa II The Naming of Offa III The Crowning of Offa Iv The Crowning of Offa V The Crowning of Offa VI The Childhood of Offa VII The Kingdom of Offa VIII Offa s Leechdom IX Offa s Book of the Dead X Offa s Laws XI Offa s Coins XII Offa s Coins XIII Offa s Coins XIV Offa s Laws XV Offa s Bestiary XVI Offa s Sword XVII Offa s Journey to Rome XVIII Offa s Journey to Rome XIX Offa s Laws XX Offa s Defence of the English People XXI The Kingdom of Offa XXII Offa s Second Defence of the English People XXIII Opus Anglicanum XXIV Opus Anglicanum XXV Opus Anglicanum XXVI Offa s Bestiary XXVII The Death of Offa XXVIII The Death of Offa XXIX The Death of Offa XXX The Death of Offa TENEBRAE (1978) The Pentecost Castle Lachrimae An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England Two Chorale-Preludes A Pre-Raphaelite Notebook Terribilis Est Locus Iste Veni Coronaberis Florentines Christmas Trees Tenebrae THE MYSTERY OF THE CHARITY OF CHARLES PEGUY (1983) HYMNS TO OUR LADY OF CHARTRES (1982 2012) CANAAN (1996) To the High Court of Parliament ( Where s probity in this ) That Man as a Rational Animal Desires the Knowledge Which Is His Perfection Sobieski s Shield Of Coming into Being and Passing Away De Anima Whether the Virtues Are Emotions Whether Moral Virtue Comes by Habituation Ritornelli To William Cobbett: In Absentia Canaan Dark-Land ( Aspiring Grantham ) Mysticism and Democracy ( You see the terrain ) Scenes with Harlequins Postlude Algabal Mysticism and Democracy ( Do not stand witness ) Dark-Land ( Wherein Wesley stood ) To the Nieuport Scout Parentalia ( The here-and-now finds vigil ) Respublica De Jure Belli ac Pacis Cycle Sorrel Parentalia ( Go your ways ) Mysticism and Democracy (To the Evangelicals ) Churchill s Funeral To the High Court of Parliament ( Keep what in repair ) Pisgah To John Constable: In Absentia Dark-Land ( Are these last things ) Mysticism and Democracy ( Ill-conceived, ill-ordained ) Ezekiel s Wheel Psalms of Assize A Song of Degrees Of Constancy and Measure To William Law: In Absentia Concerning Inheritance Mysticism and Democracy ( Great gifts foreclosed on ) To the High Court of Parliament ( who could outbalance ) THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE (1998) SPEECH! SPEECH! (2000) THE ORCHARDS OF SYON (2002) SCENES FROM COMUS (2005) The Argument of the Masque Courtly Masquing Dances A Description of the Antimasque WITHOUT TITLE (2006) Improvisation on O Welt ich muss dich lassen Without Title Chromatic Tunes In Ipsley Church Lane 1 The Jumping Boy On the Reality of the Symbol Insert Here Tu B Shevat Children s Games To Lucien Richard: On Suffering Wild Clematis in Winter Offertorium: December 2002 Epiphany at Hurcott Epiphany at Saint Mary and All Saints Discourse: For Stanley Rosen In Ipsley Church Lane 2 Improvisations for Jimi Hendrix To the Teller of Fortunes Ex Propertio Ars On the Sophoclean Moment in English Poetry In the Valley of the Arrow Improvisations for Hart Crane In Ipsley Church Lane 3 Offertorium: Suffolk, July 2003 From the Annals Broken Hierarchies The Storm Luxe, Calme et Volupte Improvisation on Warum ist uns das Licht gegeben? PINDARICS (2005 2012) A TREATISE OF CIVIL POWER (2007) The Minor Prophets Citations I Citations II On Reading Milton and the English Revolution Holbein Parallel Lives Masques Harmonia Sacra On Reading Blake: Prophet Against Empire To the Lord Protector Cromwell On Reading Crowds and Power A Cloud in Aquila In Framlingham Church De Necessitate After Reading Children of Albion (1969) Integer Vitae On Looking Through 50 Jahre im Bild: Bundesrepublik Deutschland A Precis or Memorandum of Civil Power G. F. Handel, Opus 6 An Emblem The Peacock at Alderton In Memoriam: Gillian Rose Johannes Brahms, Opus 2 In Memoriam: Aleksander Wat Before Senility On Reading The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall In Memoriam: Ernst Barlach The Oath Coda Lyric Fragment Nachwort LUDO (2011) THE DAYBOOKS (2007 2012) I EXPOSTULATIONS ON THE VOLCANO II LIBER ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM III ORACLAU IV CLAVICS V ODI BARBARE VI AL TEMPO DE TREMUOTI