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Pope's mythologies : Alexander Pope and myth in the early British enlightenment

Title
Pope's mythologies : Alexander Pope and myth in the early British enlightenment / edited by A.D. Cousins and Daniel Derrin.
ISBN
9781032064536
1032064536
9781032427768
1032427760
9781003202394
9781000831382
9781000831351
Publication
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
vii, 163 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"This volume is the first to discuss the canon of Pope's verse in relation to Early British Enlightenment thinking about mythology and mythography. Pope did not merely use classical (along with non-classical) mythology in his verse as a traditional, richly diverse medium through which to represent the diversity of private and civic life in his day, but was an ambitious translator as well as refashioner of myth. It is a medium that he shapes anew and variously across all his major poems. This volume enhances appreciation of myth as a mode of apprehension as well as expression throughout Pope's verse. In doing so it illuminates how, in early eighteenth-century Britain, understandings of what myth is and what it does were taking new directions - not least in response to Baconian thought and its legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Pope's mythologies New York, NY : Routledge, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 22, 2023
Series
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century literature.
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century literature
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Locating divinity in Pope's Windsor-forest and The rape of the lock / Daniel Derrin
Hot ice and wondrous strange snow : allegorical mythology in Pope's Homer / Robert S. Miola
'Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore' : Pope's (Jacobite?) Eloisa to Abelard / Claudia Thomas Kairoff
Lud's fam'd gates : The Dunciad and the mythical origins of London / Pat Rogers
Remaking the world : an essay on man as cosmopoiesis / Tom Jones
Beatus Ille : Pope and the mythos of retirement / Philip Smallwood
Pope's myths of cultural heroism in the epistles to Bathurst and to Burlington / A.D. Cousins.
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