9780192822642

John Dryden

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  • ISBN13:

    9780192822642

  • ISBN10:

    0192822640

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-06-02
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

John Dryden was the most illustrious poet of his day; the publication of his Works of Virgil was nothing less than a national event. He was in the public eye for some forty years, holding positions at court for a long period. Dryden wrote more, and in more genres than any of his contemporaries, was praised for his bold, straightforward, and energetic style, and produced the first body of what we now call "criticism" in English. This new selection, prepared by the eminent Dryden scholar Keith Walker, represents the full range of Dryden's poetic talent, and pays particular attention to his translations, which formed the backbone of his poetic output. These translations more than anything re-energized English verse and pointed to new possiblities for later poets.

Author Biography


Keith Walker is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College, London.

Table of Contents

Absalom And Achitophel Aesacus Transformed Into A Cormorant (Metamorphoses: 11)
Against The Fear Of Death
Baucis And Philemon Ceyx And Alcyone
Cinyras And Myrrha
The Cock And The Fox, Or The Tale Of The Nun's Priest
The Death Of Ajax (from Metamorphoses: 10)
The Fable Of Acis, Polyphemus, And Galatea
The Fable Of Iphis And Ianthe In Saturn's Reign
The Lady's Song Macflecknoe; Or, A Satire Upon
The True-blue-protestant
Poet Meleager And Atalanta Metamorphoses (first Book)
Metamorphoses, The Twelfth Book Ninth Ode Of The First Book
Nisus And Euryalus (trans. Frm 5th & 9th Bks Aeneid/virgil) Of The Pythagorean
Philosophy (metamorphoses: 15), Sels
On The Death Of Mr. Purcell
Pygmalion And The Statue Sigismonda And Guiscardo
A Song For St. Cecilia's
Day The Speeches Of Ajax And Ulysses
To My Dear Friend, Mr. Congreve
On His Comedy To The Memory Of Mr. Oldham
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