Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture

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Between the figure of Alexander Pope, a hunchback standing barely 4 feet 6 inches tall, and the form of his poetry is an undeniable contradiction. Undeniable but not necessarily unfortunate, this contradiction of deformity and form may have been Pope's ultimate couplet, Helen Deutsch suggests, the paradox from which his contemporary cultural authority sprang. By restoring the poet's image to view against the cultural background that branded it as monstrous, Deutsch recasts Pope's literary career, from his translations of ...

Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture 1996, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674764897

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