John Dryden: Tercentenary Essays

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198186441
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Leeds

University of Bristol

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Table of Contents

A Note on Contributors
A Note on Texts and Abbreviations
1 Introduction: Is Dryden a Classic? 1
2 Mac Flecknoe, Heir of Augustus 15
3 Dryden's Milton and the Theatre of Imagination 32
4 Dryden and the Staging of Popular Politics 57
5 Constructing Classicism: Dryden and Purcell 92
6 Dryden and Congreve's Collaboration in The Double Dealer 113
7 Alexander's Feast; or The Power of Musique: The Poem and Its Readers 140
8 Dryden, Tonson, and the Patrons of The Works of Virgil (1967) 174
9 'The Last Parting of Hector and Andromache' 240
10 'According to my Genius': Dryden's Translation of 'The First Book of Homer's Ilias' 264
11 The Final 'Memorial of my Own Principles': Dryden's Alter Egos in his Later Career 282
12 Dryden and the Dissolution of Things: The Decay of Structures in Dryden's Later Writing 308
13 Editing, Authenticity, and Translation: Re-Presenting Dryden's Poetry in 2000 330
Appendix: Some Contemporary References to Dryden 359
Index 401
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