Literary Transmission and Authority
Dryden and Other Writers
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Literary Transmission and Authority by Earl Miner
Book DescriptionDryden's writings are studded with names, conspicuously those of his literary predecessors and contemporaries. He defined himself as a writer in relation to other writers, and in doing so was something of a pioneer professional man of letters: poet, playwright, critic, prose stylist, England's foremost verse translator, the first literary historian to provide a conception of periods, and what would now be termed a comparatist. This 1993 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 definition of Dryden, whose biography in Johnson's Lives was the author's favourite. The book has implications for questions of literary reception, influence and intertextuality, as well as for the reputation and context of Dryden himself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521032018
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Earl Miner
Literary Transmission and Authority, Hardback (July 1993)
This 1993 book looks at Dryden's literary relationships and implications for questions of literary reception, influence and intertextuality.
Comparative Poetics, Paperback (October 1990)
Proposes various ways to "study something other than what are, all things considered, the short and simple annals of one cultural parish at one historic moment." This book shows that an "originative" or "foundational" poetics develops in cultures with explicit poetics when critics define the nature and conditions of literature.
Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature, Paperback (September 1988)» View all books by Earl Miner
Looks at the history of Japanese literature, identifies major authors and their works, and discusses literary terms, theater, and criticism.
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