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The imperial Dryden : the poetics of appropriation in seventeenth-century England, David Bruce Kramer

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The imperial Dryden : the poetics of appropriation in seventeenth-century England
Title
The imperial Dryden
Title remainder
the poetics of appropriation in seventeenth-century England
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David Bruce Kramer
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Language
eng
Summary
John Dryden (1631-1700) was the first great poet, observed W.J. Bate, to labor under "the burden of the past." Over the years, he read, wrote about, and adapted or translated the works an extraordinary number of European writers; these works in turn formed the textual ground from which his own art emerged. In The Imperial Dryden, David Bruce Kramer shows how Dryden used the efforts of other writers "not to save himself the trouble of making but to make anew." Tracing the course of the poet's career, Kramer focuses first on Dryden's approach to the French poet and critic Pierre Corneille, who had developed a subversive strategy of "misquoting" his predecessors - a strategy Dryden soon learned to use against Corneille himself. He then explores Dryden's more open plundering of secondary French poets; this tactic constituted a kind of literary "imperialism" that echoed England's own imperial ambitions regarding foreign wealth. Finally, Kramer shows how, after the Revolution of 1688, Dryden's poetic persona shifted from that of plundering male to vulnerable neuter to, at moments, a disenfranchised female wishing to be seized and "impregnated" by the spirits of her great male predecessors. Kramer's study extends beyond the works of Dryden himself into several larger questions of literary history: the effect of dynastic changes and national revolutions upon poetic alliances and ruptures; the manner in which a poetic sensibility defines itself in concert with, and in opposition to, shifting groups of writers and schools; and the ways in which personal reverses may alter gender identification. Demonstrating how poets' relations with their predecessors can modulate from agonistic struggle to uneasy but productive truce, Kramer proposes a series of frameworks for discussing the effects of political and cultural circumstance upon poetic production
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Kramer, David Bruce
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3427.L5
LC item number
K73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dryden, John
  • Dryden, John
  • Dryden, John
  • Dryden, John
  • European literature
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • European literature
  • Criticism
  • English poetry
  • Neoclassicism (Literature)
  • Poetics
  • Intertextuality
  • Criticism
  • English poetry
  • European literature
  • European literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intertextuality
  • Language and languages
  • Neoclassicism (Literature)
  • Poetics
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Imperialisme
  • littérature européenne
  • littérature française
  • Literatur
  • Übersetzung
  • Poetik
  • England
  • Europe
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The imperial Dryden : the poetics of appropriation in seventeenth-century England, David Bruce Kramer
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https://archive.org/details/imperialdrydenpo00kram
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780820315430
Lccn
92041755
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27105572
  • (OCoLC)ocm27105572
Label
The imperial Dryden : the poetics of appropriation in seventeenth-century England, David Bruce Kramer
Link
https://archive.org/details/imperialdrydenpo00kram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780820315430
Lccn
92041755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27105572
  • (OCoLC)ocm27105572

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