The Fire that Breaks

BookThe Fire that Breaks

The Fire that Breaks

Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poetic Legacies

Clemson University Press


February 28th, 2020





In terms of literary history, Gerard Manley Hopkins has been difficult to pin down. Many of his concerns—industrialism, religious faith and doubt, science, language—were common among Victorian writers, but he is often championed as a proto-modernist despite that he avoids the self-conscious allusiveness and indirectness that typify much high modernist poetry. It is partly because Hopkins cannot be pigeonholed that his influence remains relevant. The Fire that Breaks brings together an international team of scholars to explore for the first time Hopkins’s extended influence on the poets and novelist who defined Anglo-American literature throughout the past century.

Author Information

Daniel Westover is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English, East Tennessee State University.