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The Invention of the Countryside: Pope, the "Idiocy of Rural Life," and the intellectual View from the Suburbs

Landry, Donna (1995) The Invention of the Countryside: Pope, the "Idiocy of Rural Life," and the intellectual View from the Suburbs. Cutting Edges: Postmodern Critical Essays on Eighteenth-century Satire, 37 . pp. 301-319. ISSN 978-0870498923. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A chapter from the book "Cutting Edges: Postmodern Critical Essays on 18th Century Satire," edited by James E. Gill is presented. It tries to capture Alexander Pope's contribution to the invention of countryside as distinguished from the existence of the country. It notes how countryside exists only in the imagination of suburban intellectuals as an idyllic retreat but whose life appall and bore them. It suggest that Pope has the necessary knowledge to regulate countryside as it should be.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Kate Smith
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 14:57 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55521 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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