Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2014

224 Pages | 1 black-and-white frontispiece


ISBN: 9780198701088

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Visionary Philology

Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Matthew Sperling

Oxford English Monographs

  • The first book to make substantial use of archive sources to illuminate Hill's composition practice and scholarly inspiration
  • Offers extensive coverage of Hill's published poetry and prose from earliest to most recent work
  • Contextualizes Hill's work in relation to a wide historical range of philological and poetic forebears
  • Relates poetry to intellectual history in highly innovative manner
  • Presents nuanced, insightful, and illuminating close readings of Hill's poetry