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Record Number: 2603


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 5 February 1821: 'Read some of Bowles's dispute about Pope, with all the replies and rejoinders. Perceive that my name has been lugged into the controversy ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

5 Feb 1821

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ravenna

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Lisle Bowles

Title:

various

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodicalUnknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2603

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

8

Page:

43

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1978), 8, p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2603, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

In 1806, Bowles had edited and published Alexander Pope's works in ten volumes; in it, he criticized Pope's morals as well as his poetry, and thus revived a scholarly dispute about Pope's proper place in the poetic hierarchy. Over the next several years Bowles was attacked, most notably by Byron, for disparaging Pope, and in response to these attacks, Bowles issued Invariable Principles of Poetry (1819) in which he outlined his critical perspective. An attack on Bowles's principles followed in the Quarterly Review, which led to a series of articles, letters, and pamphlets by Pope's defenders and detractors, particularly Byron and Bowles, which lasted until 1825 when Bowles published A Final Appeal to the Literary Public, Relative to Pope. (see http://www.enotes.com/nineteenth-century-criticism/bowles-william-lisle)

   
   
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