POETRY OF EDWARD THOMAS AND GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS: "ECOCENTRISM" AND EGOCENTRISM
Talyzina Elena Viktorovna Samara State Technical University
Abstract. The article makes the first attempt of the comparative-contrastive analysis of the spiritual and creative searches of the poet of the Great War Edward Thomas and the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, known primarily for their lyric poems about nature. As continuers of the romantic tradition, both tried to discover the "hidden spiritual power of nature" again, which was felt by the writers of this trend, and access to which had seemed lost by the time of the poets under consideration. The author shows that "ecocentrism" of the former allowed him to come close to the world attitude of romantic poets, while separation from reality and withdrawal into himself brought the latter into a spiritual impasse.
Key words and phrases: поэзия Великой войны, викторианская поэзия, романтическая традиция, лирика природы, поэтика "экоцентризма", Э. Томас, Дж. М. Хопкинс, poetry of the Great War, Victorian poetry, romantic tradition, lyrics of nature, poetics of "ecocentrism", E. Thomas, Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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