Literary Transmission and Authority: Dryden and Other Writers by Earl MinerLiterary Transmission and Authority: Dryden and Other Writers by Earl Miner

Literary Transmission and Authority: Dryden and Other Writers

EditorEarl Miner, Jennifer Brady

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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Dryden defined himself as a writer in relation to other writers, and in doing so was something of a pioneer professional man of letters. This book looks at Dryden's literary relationships with Ben Jonson and with French authors (notably Corneille); at issues raised by the work thought to be his greatest by Romantic and contemporary readers, Fables Ancient and Modern; and at Samuel Johnson's Life of Dryden. This book has implications for questions of literary reception, influence and intertextuality, as well as for the reputation and context of Dryden himself.
Title:Literary Transmission and Authority: Dryden and Other WritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521032016

ISBN - 13:9780521032018

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Table of Contents

Contributing authors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: borrowed plumage, varied plumage Earl Miner; 1. Dryden and negotiations of literary succession and precession Jennifer Brady; 2. Onely victory in him: the imperial Dryden David B. Kramer; 3. Ovid reformed: issues of Ovid, fables, morals and the second epic in Fables Ancient and Modern Earl Miner; 4. Another and the Same: Johnson's Dryden Greg Clingham; Index.