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Alexander Pope

The Genius of Sense

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674428881

Publication Date: 01/01/1984

370 pages



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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction Imitation and Commerce
  • I. The Occasional Self: Pope’s Minor Verse
  • II. Civilized Reading: The Act of Judgment in An Essay on Criticism
  • III. The Aesthetics of Revision in The Rape of the Lock
  • IV. Virgilian Attitudes in Windsor-Forest
  • V. “The Visionary Maid”: Tragic Passion and Redemptive Sympathy in “Eloisa to Abelard”
  • VI. Rereading Pope: Language and Vision in An Essay on Man
  • VII. Property, Character, and Money in the Moral Essays
  • VIII. The Muse of Pain: An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot and Satiric Reprisal
  • IX. Politics, Time, and Deformity: Epilogue to the Satires
  • X. The Kinship of Madness in The Dunciad
  • Conclusion. The Poet as Man of Sense
  • Notes
  • Index

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