Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

by Richard Terry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198186231

ISBN-13: 9780198186236

Pub. Date: 12/27/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book explores how the English literary past was made. It charts how antiquarians unearthed the raw materials of the English (or more widely) British tradition; how scholars drafted narratives about the development of native literature; and how critics assigned the leading writers to canons of literary greatness.  See more details below

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This book explores how the English literary past was made. It charts how antiquarians unearthed the raw materials of the English (or more widely) British tradition; how scholars drafted narratives about the development of native literature; and how critics assigned the leading writers to canons of literary greatness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198186236
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/27/2001
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Illustrations
1. 'Literature': The Morphology of a Concept
2. The Progress of Poesy: Making an English Canon
3. Authorial Dictionaries and the Cult of Fame
4. Myths of Origin: The Canon of Pre-Chaucerian Poetry
5. Dryden and the Idea of a Literary Tradition
6. Teaching English Literature
7. Johnson's Lives of the Poets
8. Making the Female Canon
9. Classicists and Gothicists: The Division of the Estate
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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