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Dryden and enthusiasm : literature, religion, and politics in Restoration England

Author: John West
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This work explores ideas of enthusiasm, or divine inspiration, in the works of the poet, dramatist, and literary critic John Dryden. It offers a new view of a major seventeenth-century writer and also examines the complex political and religious tensions implicit in Dryden's interest in enthusiasm.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: John Dryden; John Dryden
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John West
ISBN: 9780191853678 0191853674 9780192548368 0192548360
OCLC Number: 1029508270
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Dryden and Enthusiasm: Literature, Religion, and Politics in Restoration England; Copyright; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; DRYDEN AND LITERARY HISTORY; POLITICS, RELIGION, AND LITERATURE; ENTHUSIASM; ENCHANTED GROUND; 1: The Politics of the Fancy in Dryden's Early Literary Criticism; FANCY AND FANATICISM; CONSCIENCE, VERISIMILITUDE, AND THE HEROIC MODE; DRYDEN, MILTON, LONGINUS; 2: Enthusiasm and Political Crisis; DRYDEN'S SHAKESPEARE AND THE POLITICS OF PASSION, 1677-9; ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL; THE WHIG RESPONSES TO ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL DISSENT, CONTENTMENT, AND MAJESTY IN RELIGIO LAICI3: Dryden and the Cultivation of the Restoration Pindaric Ode; INSPIRATION AND THE RESTORATION PINDARIC ODE; CULTIVATING PINDARIC POETICS; Liberty and Latitude; Transcendence and Community; Musicality; 4: Dryden's Post-Revolutionary Theology of Providence; ECHOES OF INSPIRATION IN THE HIND AND THE PANTHER; DRYDEN AND POST-REVOLUTIONARY CATHOLICISM; DEVOTION AND DOUBT IN THE 1690S POEMS; PIETY AND PASSION IN FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN; Conclusion: Dryden and Whig Literary Culture, 1688-1711; Bibliography; PRIMARY WORKS; Manuscript; Print UNPUBLISHED THESESSECONDARY WORKS; Index
Responsibility: John West.

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