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.  See more details below

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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
A Note on Texts and Abbreviations
1Introduction: Is Dryden a Classic?1
2Mac Flecknoe, Heir of Augustus15
3Dryden's Milton and the Theatre of Imagination32
4Dryden and the Staging of Popular Politics57
5Constructing Classicism: Dryden and Purcell92
6Dryden and Congreve's Collaboration in The Double Dealer113
7Alexander's Feast; or The Power of Musique: The Poem and Its Readers140
8Dryden, 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
11The Final 'Memorial of my Own Principles': Dryden's Alter Egos in his Later Career282
12Dryden and the Dissolution of Things: The Decay of Structures in Dryden's Later Writing308
13Editing, Authenticity, and Translation: Re-Presenting Dryden's Poetry in 2000330
Appendix: Some Contemporary References to Dryden359
Index401

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