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Posts Tagged: Alexander Pope

Is the Internet A Modern-Day “Dunciad”?

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And so it proved, as music website after music website soon reported on the Gordon-Moore breakup in exactly those sort of exclamatory tones, completely ignoring the fact that the article focused on Gordon as a modern feminist hero rather than an abandoned wife. At the Quietus, Paul Tucker examines the reaction to Elle‘s profile of Kim […]

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The Death (and Rebirth?) of the Book Review

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Why review books? At The Awl, Jane Hu takes a historical approach to answering that question. Quoting writers from Alexander Pope to Jonathan Franzen, Hu argues that the apparently ever-progressing “death” of the book review is perhaps a more nuanced process than it first appears: “Perhaps a large problem in the decline of good criticism […]

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