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1st Edition

By Brean S. Hammond


264 pages

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This collection of essays represents some of the best critical thinking on Pope in recent years. Professor Hammond examines the main issues in the debate, in particular why Pope's writing has been so resistant to modern methodologies, such as deconstruction.

The essays focus on particular poems or themes and exemplify different theoretical perspectives, both traditional and modern. The editor's notes clarify the differences that exist, and what those differences can teach the student about theory in practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Pope's Refinement 3. Pope's Moral Political and Cultural Combat 4.The Rape of the Lock 5. Pope's Rape of Excess 6. Missing Parts: Voice and Spectacle in Eloisa to Abelard 7. On the Use of Contradiction: Economics and Morality in the Eighteenth-Century Long Poem 8. The Ideology of Neo-Classical Asthetics: Epistles to Several Persons 9. `And hate for Arts that caus'd himself to rise': The Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot

About the Author

Brean Hammond is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Nottingham, UK.

About the Series

Longman Critical Readers

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POETRY / General