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Saville, Julia Frances

A Queer Chivalry

The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins Julia F. Saville

The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was a practitioner of strict asceticism in its broadest definition--the refusal of physical pleasure or comfort in the interests of moral or spiritual gain. As a result, his commentators have felt obliged to take a stand approving or disapproving of this... More