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Geoffrey Hill's Later Work: Radiance of Apprehension

Alex Wylie


Geoffrey Hill’s work from 1996-2016 is a distinct phase and a development from his earlier work. This later phase is instigated by a divergence from T.S. Eliot and by Hill’s critiques of such modernist poets as W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound, along with an abiding commitment to modernist claims about poetry. Hill’s divergence from these figures takes the form of a strenuous re-reading of modernism and its legacies, and at its heart is a close engagement with the work of F.H. Bradley, the philosopher on whom Eliot wrote his doctoral dissertation. The poetry and criticism of this period is energised ... More

Keywords: Geoffrey Hill, Modernism, Difficulty in poetry, Poetry and politics, T.S. Eliot, Intrinsic value, Plutocratic anarchy, Eros, F.H. Bradley

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526124944
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526124951


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Wylie, author
York St John University