Month: October 2012

Alexander Pope – Peri Bathous

I wonder whether Pope’s analysis of the bathetic still matters.  Keston Sutherland believes that bathos is knowingly embraced by contemporary  poets. http://jacketmagazine.com/15/sutherland-bathos.html   Nevertheless, Pope’s treatise, a prose parody of Longinus’ Peri Hupsous (On the Sublime), can be read at Google Books:  http://books.google.com/books?id=oLGo6p4Jx3gC&pg=PA195&dq=pope+peri+bathous&output=html_text&source=gbs_search_r&cad=1