Collected Poems of Alexander Pope : The Reader’s Library, Volume 12

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Title: Collected Poems of Alexander Pope : The Reader’s Library, Volume 12

Author: Pope, Alexander

Publisher: William Ralph Press

Volume: The Reader’s Library, Volume 12

Language: English

Subjects: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Poetry

Collection: Poetry

Description: Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is widely considered to be the best poet of the Augustan age, and perhaps English verse’s best satirist ever. Pope was mostly self-taught having been denied a formal protestant education because of his family’s Roman Catholic beliefs; he also suffered from the effects of Pott’s disease his entire life, which left him deformed and of small stature never growing past the height of four feet six inches. Despite these challenges, Pope flourished in English society and was likely its first professional literary writer having garnered significant income from the sales of books to the public as opposed to traditional patronages, capitalizing mostly on his excellent translations of Homer and an edited edition of Shakespeare. A close friend of Jonathan Swift in their famous Scriblerus Club, he was quite famous in his time, and while his reputation declined in the 19th century, he is now considered the most canonical poet of his era and the true master of the heroic couplet (followed closely by his predecessor, John Dryden) and English poetic satire. This edition of his poems collects all of his major work, and most of his minor and early poetry as well.

Collected Poems of Alexander Pope : The Reader’s Library, Volume 12

20150701182151pope.jpg

Title: Collected Poems of Alexander Pope : The Reader’s Library, Volume 12

Author: Pope, Alexander

Publisher: William Ralph Press

Volume: The Reader’s Library, Volume 12

Language: English

Subjects: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Poetry

Collection: Poetry

Description: Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is widely considered to be the best poet of the Augustan age, and perhaps English verse’s best satirist ever. Pope was mostly self-taught having been denied a formal protestant education because of his family’s Roman Catholic beliefs; he also suffered from the effects of Pott’s disease his entire life, which left him deformed and of small stature never growing past the height of four feet six inches. Despite these challenges, Pope flourished in English society and was likely its first professional literary writer having garnered significant income from the sales of books to the public as opposed to traditional patronages, capitalizing mostly on his excellent translations of Homer and an edited edition of Shakespeare. A close friend of Jonathan Swift in their famous Scriblerus Club, he was quite famous in his time, and while his reputation declined in the 19th century, he is now considered the most canonical poet of his era and the true master of the heroic couplet (followed closely by his predecessor, John Dryden) and English poetic satire. This edition of his poems collects all of his major work, and most of his minor and early poetry as well.

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More Europeans Migrate to Latin America Than Vice Versa, Study Finds · Global Voices

Contrary to popular belief, more Europeans are currently migrating from Europe to Latin America and the Caribbean than in the opposite direction. This is the conclusion reached in a study published recently by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), titled ‘Migratory Dynamics in Latin American and the Caribbean and between Latin America and the European Union’.

The document shows that more than 181,000 Europeans left their countries in 2012, in comparison with the 119,000 Latin Americans moving in the opposite direction. The data show a reduction of 68% in the latter flow compared to 2007, when the number of migrants moving from Latin America and the Caribbean to Europe stood at over 350,000 people, its highest level ever.

via More Europeans Migrate to Latin America Than Vice Versa, Study Finds · Global Voices.

Mick Fanning escapes shark attack in J-Bay Open surf event in South Africa – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Dramatic vision showed a shark thrashing in the water near Fanning during his final against fellow Australian Julian Wilson at Jeffreys Bay, east of Port Elizabeth.

The footage shows a fin sticking out of the water as the shark appears to knock Fanning off his board.

Fanning, the world number four and a triple world champion, said he punched and kicked out at the shark as it broke his leg rope.

via Mick Fanning escapes shark attack in J-Bay Open surf event in South Africa – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).