swreader wrote:Let me introduce you to another of my favorites --from a much later period. Arnold's [Dover Beach] reacts to Darwinism and the conflict between science and religion...
Matthew Arnold is an often overlooked but, I think, a very modern poet both in world view and in style.
I love Arnold, his literary criticisms remain relevant.
His poetry is for the thinking man.
But I would do anything to not have to read Gerard Manley Hopkins.