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Alexander Pope : the evolution of a poet /
Netta Murray Goldsmith.
imprint
Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2002.
description
xiv, 316 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0754603105 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2002.
isbn
0754603105 (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
4708344
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-304) and index.
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Long Description
Making use of the growing body of research in recent years on the nature of creativity, Netta Goldsmith here presents a new view of the famous poet whose personality has long frustrated scholars as elusive. Goldsmith tells the story of Pope's life so as to show the factors-personal and public, psychological and social-which shaped his character and enabled him to secure widespread recognition as a major poet.Discussions of significant works are integrated into the narrative covering main events and key relationships, as well as illustrating points made throughout about Pope's approach to his art. Among other things this book shows how vulnerable Pope felt as a Papist in a time of endemic Jacobite activity, and how his fear of possible prosecution for sedition determined much of his conduct and the way he shaped his career.Alexander Pope: The evolution of a poet not only provides a fresh perspective on Pope, but also on the very nature of literary creativity.
Main Description
Making use of the growing body of research in recent years on the nature of creativity, Netta Goldsmith here presents a new view of the famous poet whose personality has long frustrated scholars as elusive. Goldsmith tells the story of Pope's life so as to show the factors-personal and public, psychological and social-which shaped his character and enabled him to secure widespread recognition as a major poet.Discussions of significant works are integrated into the narrative covering main events and key relationships, as well as illustrating points made throughout about Pope's approach to his art.Alexander Pope not only provides a fresh perspective on Pope, but also on the very nature of literary creativity.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. viii
Abbreviationsp. x
General Editor's Prefacep. xi
Prefacep. xii
Prologue: Images of Popep. 1
How Alexander Pope Became a Poet
On Being a Papistp. 17
The 'Itch of Poetry'p. 26
The Apprenticep. 36
How Pope Courted the Judges
Launching a Careerp. 51
A Poet's Manifestop. 62
Making Use of 'ev'ry Friend - and ev'ry Foe'p. 68
On Being Originalp. 74
Support Groupsp. 82
Fighting the Opposition
Attack - the Best Method of Defence: Strategiesp. 101
Homer's Pensionp. 111
A Poet and Warp. 123
The Art of Lovep. 135
The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
Lossp. 145
Conspiraciesp. 157
Failure all Roundp. 164
Pope Recreates Himself
The Returnp. 175
Into the Arenap. 183
Bolingbroke: The 'Master of the Song'?p. 195
A New Battlefieldp. 204
The Credentials of a Moralistp. 214
Pope and the Womenp. 223
What the Letters Tell Usp. 231
The Patriots: A Game of Hide and Seekp. 236
Exit a Political Activistp. 245
Looking to Posterity
A Closet Editorp. 255
Pope's 'Bulldog'p. 262
Putting Things in Orderp. 272
The Death of a Public Figurep. 282
Afterword: Pope Past and Presentp. 288
Select Bibliographyp. 292
Indexp. 305
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