Phonographic Hopkins: Sound, Cylinders, Silence, and “Spelt from Sibyl’s Leaves” JUSTIN TACKETT n response to the first edition of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins , a reviewer I for the Times Literary Supplement observed in January 1919 that Hopkins had an afn fi ity for linking words “merely because they are alike in sound. This, at its worst, produces the effect almost of idiocy, of speech without sense and pro- longed merely by echoes. It seems to be a bad habit, like stuttering.” Yet, the es- sayist concludes, “[i]t is as if he heard everywhere a m usic too difc fi ult, because too beautiful, for our ears and noted down what he could catch of it; au then tic fragments that we trust even when they bewilder us.” This feeling of being bewildered by Hopkins’s sounds and si mul ta neously appreciating their authen- ticity remained a hallmark of readers’ responses. A respondent in I. A. Rich- ards’s Practical Criticism (1929) echoed the TLS’s reaction to Hopkins’s poetry: “Has a deci ded fascination for me, but it is an irritating rather than a satisfactory fascination. . . . I fi nd myself attending exclusively to the sound and general feel
Victorian Poetry – West Virginia University Press
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