Mclaverty, J (2017) 'Th'Extended Dream': Pope's Play with Sexual and Textual Instabilities, 1705-1737. Modern Language Review, 112 (4). pp. 822-841.

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Pope's poems about love have a recurrent motif: a male lover, powerful but otherwise absent, appears in a dream. In the ‘Pastorals’, ‘Sapho to Phaon’, The Rape of the Lock, ‘Eloisa to Abelard’, ‘Ode to Venus’, and To Arbuthnot, this lover focuses the presentation of an inner life at odds with the everyday. His frequent appearance expresses a sexual ambivalence supported by the complex publication of these poems. Pope plays with gender identification in different forms of double utterance: manuscript circulation and print publication; rival printings; textual revision; and interplay between the texts and their sources or rival translations.

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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1010 Poetry
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 09:25

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