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Broken Hierarchies Poems 1952-2012,9780199605897

Broken Hierarchies Poems 1952-2012

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Summary

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.

Author Biography


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


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