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Poems of Francis Thompson and Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ

  Professor J. Robert Barth, SJ, recorded 12 poems in all by these noted Catholic poets in a new CD produced in support of the John J. Burns Library at Boston College. The library’s British Catholic Authors Collection contains strong holdings on both poets, as well as on, among others, Hilaire Belloc, Graham Greene, and Edith Sitwell.

To listen to the selections, you will need RealPlayer 8, which is available for free at http://www.real.com.

"The Heart" (sonnet #2), by Francis Thompson (1:12)
"A Dead Astronomer," by Francis Thompson (0:59)
"Felix Randal," by Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ (1:42)
"God's Grandeur," by Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ (1:29)

The CD may be ordered from the BC Bookstore.


 



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