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Literary Transmission and Authority
Dryden and Other Writers

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought

Earl Miner, Jennifer Brady, David B. Kramer, Greg Clingham
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521032018

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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.

    • A reassessment of Dryden in the light of his relationships with predecessors and his reception amonst successors
    • Engages with currently fashionable influence/reception studies and intertextuality
    • Earl Miner is a very senior name in the field, with dozens of books to his name
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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521032018
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Earl Miner

    Jennifer Brady

    Contributors

    Earl Miner, Jennifer Brady, David B. Kramer, Greg Clingham

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