The essay (paragraphs 1 to 5) analyzes Pope's ambiguous and paradoxical position as a social and religious outsider and as spokesman for the opposition to the ruling power, on the one hand, and his pursuing a vocation as the arbiter of taste and cultural ethos, on the other. It investigates Pope's social marginality, his position as a member of a recusant minority, the role played by his physical deformity in his perception of the others, and his compromise with the Neoclassical aesthetics and the rising financial and commercial ethos of his times. The essay's final paragraph introduces the collection of articles on Pope's marginality and centrality in English eighteenth-century literature and culture (see further information).
GREGORI, Flavio (Corresponding)
|Titolo:||Introduction: Pope on the Margins and in the Center|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |