An 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 not only the poet's responses ...
An 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 not 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 ennoble, 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.
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Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. viii, 216 pp., bib. notes, indexes; 22 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. "Dryden has sometimes been regarded as a writer narrowly of his period, a Restoration satirist whose work is largely concerned with the personalities, debates, and tastes of his own age. In this new study David Hopkins shows him to be both a man of his time and a writer for all times--a great philosophical poet, the author of penetrating and exhilarating verse of general and permanent interest about love, the natural world, and the laws and principles which constrain, afflict, or ennoble human life. Dr Hopkins also analyses the personal, commercial, political, literary, and religious influences on his writing, and discusses in detail his major poetry, prose, and drama-paying special attention to the often neglected verse translations of his old age."-Publisher.
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