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Poetry and the making of the English literary past, 1660-1781

Author: Richard Terry; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Exploring how the English literary past was made, this book charts how antiquarians have unearthed the raw materials of the British tradition and how critics assigned the leading writers to canons of literary greatness.
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Terry, Richard (Richard G.).
Poetry and the making of the English literary past, 1660-1781.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)47868667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Terry; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 588502203
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 354 pages) : illustrations
Contents: LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ; 1. 'Literature': The Morphology of a Concept ; 2. The Progress of Poesy: Making an English Canon ; 3. Authorial Dictionaries and the Cult of Fame ; 4. Myths of Origin: The Canon of Pre-Chaucerian Poetry ; 5. Dryden and the Idea of a Literary Tradition ; 6. Teaching English Literature ; 7. Johnson's Lives of the Poets ; 8. Making the Female Canon ; 9. Classicists and Gothicists: The Division of the Estate ; APPENDICES ; NOTES ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Responsibility: Richard Terry.

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