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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

An Age of Criticism – Dryden and Pope: Raw Talent or Learned Skill

On Criticism and Genius Alexander Pope developed an appreciation for the art of criticism from an early age. It was his father who, “would assign verses to the little boy … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dryden and Pope: The Art of Writing

John Dryden and Alexander Pope came from different educational backgrounds and perspectives.  Dryden received a classical education and was a graduate of Trinity College. On the other hand, Pope did … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Educational Divide: Perspectives and Advice for the Modern Writer . . .

Courtesy of John Dryden and Alexander Pope John Dryden was formally educated, and like many people of means, may not have fully appreciated the advantages his education afforded him. Alexander … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aphra Behn: Spy, Prisoner, Writer . . . Pioneer of Feminism.

“… faith, Sir, we are here to Day, and gone to Morrow.” — Aphra Behn, The Lucky Chance Behn’s Literary Impact In her time, Aphra Behn was mysterious and unique. … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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