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Dryden by Paul Hammond
Book DescriptionDryden: Selected Poems is drawn from Paul Hammond and David Hopkins's remarkable five-volume The Poems of John Dryden, and includes a generous selection of his most important work. The great satires, MacFlecknoe and Absalom and Achitophel, are included in full, as are his religious poemsReligio Laici and The Hind and the Panther, along with a number of Dryden's translations from Horace, Ovid, Homer, and Chaucer. Each poem is accompanied by a headnote, which gives details of composition, publication, and reception. The first-rate annotations provide information on matters of interpretation and give details of allusions that might prove baffling to contemporary readers. Some 300 years after his death, Dryden: Selected Poems will enable new generations of readers to discover the poet of whom Eliot wrote: 'we cannot fully enjoy or rightly estimate a hundred years of English poetry unless we fully enjoy Dryden'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405835459
(212mm x 143mm x 50mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Paul Hammond
Paul Hammond is Professor of English at the University of Leeds. A world-renowned expert on Dryden, he co-edited the LAEP Poems of John Dryden (5 Vols) with David Hopkins, Professor of English at the University of Bristol.
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