Wrestling with his desires while committed to Jesuit celibacy left poetry as the only outlet for Hopkins’s sexuality, which rings with pent-up passion, writes Simon Edge
‘I have learned an awful lot from your book and enjoyed it as well. It is certainly not a textbook, it is a riotous read’
New book sheds slight on ‘wildly unconventional’ son of the lord of the manor of Finedon whose early death robbed English literature of a great poet.
The unhappy soul who would be recognised as a literary visionary only after his death arrived at University College Dublin in 1885, inspiring the poetic equivalent of Munch’s The Scream
Simon Edge reports on an author’s experience of a new model for publishing
For men who found themselves attracted to their own sex, being drawn to the Catholic church in the 1860s was like listening to Jimmy Somerville in the 1980s, writes Simon Edge
Writer Simon Edge describes the tragic 19th-century shipwreck which was the inspiration for his latest novel The Hopkins Conundrum