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- DescriptionAn overview of the life and work of this most celebrated late-seventeenth century English poet, in the light of the latest research. This book is a concise introduction, drawing on the latest research, to the life and work of the most celebrated English poet of the late seventeenth century. It is unusual in stressing t only the poet's responses to the events, personalities, and ideas of his own day, but also the way in which his work engages (in a far more speculative and pluralisitic way than is often supposed) with human issues and dilemmas of permanent concern: the relation of human to animal and inanimate nature; the forces, internal and external which serve to enble, enrich and confound human endeavour; the capacities and limits of human reason; the relations between the sexes. Dryden emerges from this study as, simultaneously a 'man of his times' and a writer with important things to say to us all.
- Author BiographyDavid Hopkins is Professor of English Literature, University of Bristol. His many publications include, as editor, The Routledge Anthology of Poets on Poets (1994); and, as co-editor (with Paul Hammond), The Poems of John Dryden, vols 3-4 (2000); and John Dryden: Tercentenary Essays (2000). He is an external examiner for Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Lancaster universities and British Academy Research Reader (2002-4).
- Author(s)David Hopkins
- PublisherNorthcote House Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication01/11/2003
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleWriters & Their Work S.
- Place of PublicationTavistock
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNorthcote House Publishers Ltd
- Weight318 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
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