John Dryden: Tercentenary Essays

John Dryden: Tercentenary Essays

by Paul Hammond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198186444

ISBN-13: 9780198186441

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume is designed to celebrate and re-assess the work of John Dryden (1631-1700) in the tercentenary year of his death. It assembles specially-commissioned essays by an international team of scholars who address Dryden's political writing, drama, and translations, his literary collaborations, contemporary reputation, and posthumous reception.
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This volume is designed to celebrate and re-assess the work of John Dryden (1631-1700) in the tercentenary year of his death. It assembles specially-commissioned essays by an international team of scholars who address Dryden's political writing, drama, and translations, his literary collaborations, contemporary reputation, and posthumous reception.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198186441
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

A note on contributors
Introduction: Is Dryden a classic?, Paul Hammond
Mac Flecknoe, Heir of Augustus, Howard Erskine-Hill
Dryden's Milton and the theatre of imagination, Nicholas von Maltzahn
Dryden and the staging of popular politics, Paulina Kewes
Constructing classicism: Dryden and Purcell, Harold Love
Dryden and Congreve's collaboration in The Double Dealer, Jennifer Brady
Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music: The poem and its readers, Tom Mason and Adam Rounce
Dryden, Tonson, and the patrons of The Works of Virgil (1697), John Barnard
'The Last Parting of Hector and Andromache', Robin Sowerby
'According to my Genius': Dryden's translation of 'The First Book of Homer's Ilias', James A. Winn
The final 'Memorial of my own Principles': Dryden's alter egos in his later career, Cedric D. Reverand II
Dryden and the dissolution of things: The decay of structures in Dryden's later writing, Steven N. Zwicker
Editing, authenticity, and translation: Re-presenting Dryden's poetry in 2000, David Hopkins
Appendix: Some contemporary references to Dryden, Paul Hammond
Index

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