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John Richardson - Defending the Self: Pope and His Horatian Poems | JSTOR: The Modern Language Review, Vol. 95, No. 3 (Jul., 2000), pp. 623-633
Alexander Pope's self-representations in his Horatian poems involve defence of the self as well as literary self-defence. The apparent egotism is a way of defining and protecting identity against the threats of what he saw as a corrupt society. The drama of the poems, which paradoxically sometimes exposes egotism, act as a second kind of self-defence by allowing the poet to withdraw in imagination from the struggle. -- helpful re the various fashions in Pope bashing and bibliography -- downloaded pdf to Note
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may 2014 by dunnettreader
Howard Erskine-Hill: The Medal against Time: A Study of Pope's Epistle To Mr Addison (1965),
JSTOR: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 28 (1965), pp. 274-298 -- downloaded pdf to Note -- Pope's self image as an Augustan with decline anxieties - Dunciad an inverted Renaissance towards Dark Ages - Addison Medal Epistle belongs with his important poems, not miscellany as in Twickenham
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september 2013 by dunnettreader

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