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Piddling on Broccoli

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780198112990
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670909 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0009
Piddling on Broccoli

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This chapter comments further on the various contradictions and perplexes embodied in the person and career of Alexander Pope, which have been the genesis of the entire book. It revisits the paradoxes and complexities of Pope's ideology, concentrating on the elusive nature of the ‘country’ ideology embodied in some of his most significant poetry.

Keywords: Alexander Pope; The Dunciad; poetry; country

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Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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