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Art's UndoingIn the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism$
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Forest Pyle

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823251117

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823251117.001.0001

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Hopkins’s Sighs

Hopkins’s Sighs

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Art's Undoing

Forest Pyle

Fordham University Press

This chapter analyzes the radical aestheticism in Hopkins’s poetry. It argues that while Hopkins would never profess an aestheticism of any sort, at certain moments of certain poems—in nothing more or less than the space and time of a sigh—Hopkins arrives at a radical aestheticism.

Keywords:   poems, poetry, radical aestheticism, body, sigh

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