Marcie Frank explores the theoretical and literary legacy of John Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of his time. Frank examines the pre-eminence of gender, sexuality and the theater in Dryden's critical texts that are predominantly rewritings of the work of his own literary precursorsBen Jonson, Shakespeare and Milton. She proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirsAphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manleyas well as to their male contemporaries.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
Marcie Frank is Associate Professor of English at Concordia University in Montréal. She has published essays on David Cronenberg, Susan Sontag, and Horace Walpole.