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Older masters : essays and reflections on English and American literature

Author: Donald Davie
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet, 1992.
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Donald Davie's major essays on British and American writers from Chaucer to Browning.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davie, Donald.
Older masters.
Manchester : Carcanet, 1992
(OCoLC)645864622
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Davie
ISBN: 0856359793 9780856359798
OCLC Number: 27013318
Description: 328 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chaucer and one idea of englishness --
A reading of "the ocean's love to Cynthia" --
Shakespeare and the practising poet today --
A West-country poet: Sidney Godolphin --
Syntax and music in Paradise Lost --
Edward Taylor and Isaac Watts --
Dramatic poetry: Dryden's conversation-piece --
The language of science and the language of literature, (1700-1740) --
Berkeley and the style of dialogue --
Yeats, Berkeley and Romanticism --
Language and poetry in the English Enlightenemtn --
Two reviews: I Alexander Pope, II John Wesley --
Christopher Smart: some neglected poems --
Goldsmith as monarchist --
John Ledyard: the American Traveller and his Sentimental Journeys --
The critical principles of William Cowper --
Personification --
Politics and literature: John Adams and Dr. Johnson --
Dionysus in Lyrical Ballads --
The poetry of Sir Walter Scott --
William Cullen Bryant's "To a waterfowl" --
John Keats: a genius and his limitations --
Attending to Landor --
Browning and modernism.
Responsibility: Donald Davie.

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