Geoffrey Hill A Treatise of Civil Power

ISBN 13: 9780141032269

A Treatise of Civil Power

4.17 avg rating
( 42 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141032269: A Treatise of Civil Power

Geoffrey Hill's latest book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton's, a poet in whose footsteps Hill can justly claim to follow. Again we confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself. This is without a doubt the work of a major poet, writing at the height of his powers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in 1932, Geoffrey Hill is the author of three books of criticism and twelve books of poetry, including The Triumph of Love, co-winner of the Heinemann Award. His Collected Poems, Canaan, The Triumph of Love, Speech! Speech!, The Orchards of Syon, Scenes from Comus and Without Title are all published by Penguin. Geoffrey Hill currently lives in Cambridge, UK. He is Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford; Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; and since 1996 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

From Publishers Weekly:

Angry and learned, Hill's seventh book of new poems in 10 years should delight his admirers; its self-contained pentameter stanzas, surprisingly friendly tone and gemlike images also make it the best way into the late work of this poet whom critics such as Harold Bloom have placed in the lineage of Milton and Blake. Hill's obsessions include the martyrs and poets of the English Renaissance, representations of classical music in poetry and his own advancing age, about which his new poems carry sad jokes. People keep asking why your lyric mojo/ atrophied at around ninety, the poet (in truth, aged 75) complains, then adds, invention reinvents itself/ every so often in the line of death. Elsewhere he writes about rereading famous works of literary criticism, and memorializes dead friends in fine elegies. In this book, Hill succeeds in mixing personal sentiment with grave pronouncements about morality and history. There's an unfinished psalm doing the rounds/ in the vicinity of my skull, one sequence declares; in one of the book's multitudinous layers of meaning, Hill may, or may not, be speaking in the voice of the English conqueror Oliver Cromwell, whose military government had fallen apart when Milton wrote the polemic from which Hill's book takes its name. (Jan.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Geoffrey Hill
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 014103226X ISBN 13: 9780141032269
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Geoffrey Hill s latest book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton s, a poet in whose footsteps Hill can justly claim to follow. Again we confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself. This is without a doubt the work of a major poet, writing at the height of his powers. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780141032269

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Geoffrey Hill
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 014103226X ISBN 13: 9780141032269
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Geoffrey Hill s latest book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton s, a poet in whose footsteps Hill can justly claim to follow. Again we confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself. This is without a doubt the work of a major poet, writing at the height of his powers. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780141032269

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hill, Geoffrey
Published by Penguin Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 014103226X ISBN 13: 9780141032269
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014103226X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
29.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds