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

Author: Richard Terry
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concentrating on the period 1660-1781, this book explores how the English literary past was made. It charts how the raw materials of the British tradition were unearthed; how narratives about the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Terry
ISBN: 0198186231 9780198186236
OCLC Number: 255956035
Description: VII, 354 Seiten
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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Richard Terry's canvas is broad, and in lesser hands his argument might have been over-whelmed by detail. He moves easily across the historical range, writing with passionate clarity and not a Read more...

 
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