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John Dryden

John Dryden: A Survey and Bibliography of Critical Studies, 1895-1974

David J.Latt
Samuel Holt Monk
Copyright Date: 1976
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 216
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    John Dryden
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    This annotated bibliography represents a comprehensive updating of Samuel Holt Monk’s earlier work, also published by the University of Minnesota Press, John Dryden: A List of Critical Studies Published from 1895 to 1948 (out of print). Since the publication of that earlier bibliography, the number of studies devoted to Dryden has more than tripled, and thus this new bibliography is essential for scholars of Dryden or related aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature. This volume contains four times as many entries as the earlier volume, and there is an extensive introduction by Professor Latt which surveys the historical shifts in critical opinion of Dryden. The new volume incorporates all of the listings contained in the first one. The entries include works that focus directly on Dryden, those that discuss Dryden’s works in the context of other writers, and those that investigate material of general importance to Dryden studies. Dissertations from American, German, English, and French universities are included. Complete bibliographic information is provided for virtually every entry. The listings are grouped in nine categories, and there is an additional section which covers festschriften and other collections of essays. Works of exceptional value and those which develop new points of view are so designated. The publishing history of each item is included along with the standard bibliographic information. The index includes topical as well as author entries.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-6341-5
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface
    (pp. vii-viii)
    D. J. L.
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
    D. J. L.
  5. Abbrevations
    (pp. xi-2)
  6. A Survey of Dryden Studies
    (pp. 3-22)

    To many nineteenth-century writers John Dryden was simply not a reputable figure in English literary history. There seemed to be something unsavory about a man who had changed political parties and religions in an age when such was not done casually and at times when those changes seemed designed to gain him economic advantage. Moreover, Dryden had changed his mind on important critical matters such as the superiority of rhyme over blank verse in the heroic drama. In his definitions of terms such as “nature,” “imitation” and “fancy” and in his attitudes about the neoclassic rules, Dryden appeared to be...

  7. Festschriften and Other Collections
    (pp. 23-24)

    [Boys] Boys, Richard C., ed.Studies in the Literature of the Augustan Age: Essays Collected in Honor of Arthur Ellicott Case. New York: Gordian Press, 1966. See items 1:84, 4:305, 5/3:1, 5/4:34, 7:301.

    [Cambridge History] Ward, A. W., and A. R. Waller, eds.The Cambridge History of English Literature. 8: The Age of Dryden. New York: G. P. Putnam; Cambridge: At the University Press, 1912. Reprinted in condensed form asThe Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, ed. George Sampson. Cambridge: At the University Press; New York: Macmillan, 1941. See items 1:11, 3:198, 4:394, 4:431, 4:516, 7:311, 8/1:194, 8/1:250, 8/2:11....

  8. 1. Bibliography and Canon
    (pp. 24-31)

    1:1Abstracts of English Studies.Boulder, Colorado: National Council of Teachers of English. A monthly (excepting July and August) abstract of journal publications.

    1:2 Alden, John.The Muses Mourn: A Checklist of Verse Occasioned by the Death of Charles II.Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1958. 1:3 Alleman, Gellert S., et al., comps.English Literature 1660-1800: A Bibliography of Modern Studies Founded by Ronald S. Crane Compiled for “Philological Quarterly”. 5: 1961-1965.Foreword by Curt A. Zimansky. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972.

    1:4Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association. An annual...

  9. 2. Editions 2/1:1 Arundell, Dennis D., ed. Dryden and Howard 1664-1668: The Text
    (pp. 31-40)

    of “An Essay of Dramatic Poesy,” “The Indian Emperor,” and “The Duke of Lerma” with Other Controversial Matter.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1929.See item7:292.

    2/1:2 Bredvold, Louis I., ed.The Best of Dryden.With an Introd. and Notes. (English Series.) New York: Ronald Press, 1933.

    *2/1:3 Chambers, A. B., and William Frost, eds.; Vinton A. Dearing, textual ed.The Works of John Dryden.4:Poems 1693-1696.With Commentary and Textual Notes. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1974.

    *2/1:4 Crump, Galbraith M., ed.Poems on Affairs of State: Augustan Satirical Verse,1660-1714. 4: 1685-1688. New Haven,...

  10. 3. Biography
    (pp. 40-49)

    3:1 Adams, Henry Hitch. “A Note on the Date of a Dryden Letter.”MLN64(1949):528-31. Ward #25, to Walsh.

    3:2 Albraugh, Ralph M. “Dryden’s Literary Relationships, 1689-1700.”OSU-ADD56(1947-48):173-78. Doubts whether Dryden held court at Will’s Coffee House as has been suggested by Spence (4:376) and Johnson (4:250); identifies those with whom Dryden would have been friendly at this time.

    3:3 Allen, Robert J.The Clubs of Augustan London.Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1933. Discusses Dryden at Will’s Coffee House, the attacks of the Rota on Dryden, the Kit-Cat Club and Dryden’s funeral.

    3:4 —. “Two Wycherley Letters.”TLS...

  11. 4. General Criticism
    (pp. 49-77)

    4:1 Adams, Percy G. “‘Harmony of Numbers’: Dryden’s Alliteration, Consonance, Assonance.”TSLL9(1967):333-43. 4:2 Aden, John M. “Dryden and Swift.”NQ2(1955):239-40.

    4:3 Adrian, Daryl B. “Changing Attitudes Toward the English Puritans, 1660-1740: A Study of Major Non-Dramatic Works.”DA28(1968): 4113A(Missouri).

    4:4 Alden, Raymond M.The Rise of Formal Satire in England Under Classical Influence.(University of Pennsylvania Publications, Series in Philology, Literature and Archaeology 7, ii.) Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1899.

    4:5 Allen, John D.Quantitative Studies in Prosody.Johnson City, Tenn.: East Tennessee State University Press, 1968.

    4:6 Allen, Robert J. “Pope and the Sister Arts.” [Clifford]:78-88....

  12. 5. Nondramatic Poems
    (pp. 77-96)

    5/1:1 Leed, Jacob. “A Difficult Passage inAstraea Redux.ES47 (1966):127-30. Lines 159-68.

    5/1:2 Maupin, Larry M. “Dryden’sAstraea Redux,163-168.” Expl 31 (1973):Item 64.

    *5/1:3 Maurer, A. E. Wallace. “The Structure of Dryden’sAstraea Redux.PLL2(1966):13-20. The poem has the structure of the classical oration.

    *5/1:4 Swedenberg, H. J., Jr. “England’s Joy:Astraea Reduxin Its Setting. “SP50(1953):30-44. Historical background and an explication of the important symbols. 5/1:5 Wasserman, George R. “The Domestic Metaphor in‘Astraea Redux’.”ELN3(1965):106-111. England is a bride, marrying the newly returned Charles II.

    5/1:6 Zwicker, Steven N. “The King...

  13. 6. Translations
    (pp. 96-104)

    6/1:1 Amos, Flora Ross. “From Cowley to Pope.”Early Theories of Translation,pp. 135-78. (Studies in English and Comparative Literature.) New York: Columbia University Press, 1920.

    6/1:2 Brooks, Harold F. “The ‘Imitation’ in English Poetry, Especially in Formal Satire, Before the Age of Pope.”RES25(1949): 124-40.

    6/1:3 Brower, Reuben.Mirror on Mirror: Translation, Imitation, Parody.(Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature.) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1975.

    6/1:4 Callan, Norman. “Pope and the Classics.”Writers and their Background: Alexander Pope,ed. Peter Dixon, pp. 230-49. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1972. Dryden and Pope are compared as translators and classicists. See...

  14. 7. Critical Writings and Prose
    (pp. 104-122)

    7:1 Achitert, Walter S. “A History of English Studies to 1883 Based the Research of William Riley Parker.”DAI33(1972): 2313A (N.Y.U.).

    7:2 Adam, Donald G. “John Dryden: A Study of His Prose Achievement.” 24(1963): 2025-26(Rochester).

    *7:3 Aden, John, comp.The Critical Opinions of John Dryden: A Dictionary.Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1963.SeeDonald Bond,MP62: 72-75; C. J. Rawson,NQ10: 439-40;TLS23 January 1964, p. 69; SP 43: 355-56.

    *7.4—. “Dryden and Boileau: The Question of Critical Influence.”SP50(1953): 491-509. Concludes that Dryden was not significantly influenced by Boileau. See item 7: 43....

  15. 8. Dramatic Works
    (pp. 122-157)

    8/1:1 Alleman, Gilbert Spencer.Matrimonial Law and the Materials of Restoration Comedy.Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1942.

    8/1:2 Allen, John. “Dryden and Congreve.”Masters of the British Drama,pp. 103-18. London: Dobson, 1957. *8/l:3 Allen, Ned Bliss.The Sources of John Dryden’s Comedies.(University of Michigan Publications Language and Literature 16.) Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1935. See item 8/6:4.

    8/1:4 Anthony, Sister Rose.The Jeremy Collier Stage Controversy1698-1726. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1937.

    8/1:5 Archer, Stanley L. “The Epistle Dedicatory in Restoration Drama.”RECTR10,1(1971):8-13.Seeitem 4:26.

    8/1:6 Archer, William.The Old Drama and the New:...

  16. 9. Foreign Reputation
    (pp. 157-158)

    9:1 Baumgartner, Milton D. “Dryden’s Relation to Germany.”UNS14 (1914):289-375.

    9:2—.On Dryden’s Relation to Germany in the Eighteenth Century.Lancaster, Pennsylvania: University of Chicago, 1914.

    9:3 Brown, Andrew F. “Shakespeare in Germany: Dryden, Langbaine, and the Acta Eruditorum.”GR40(1965): 87-95.

    9:4 Crino, Anna Maria, ed.Fatti e figure del Seicento anglo-toscano: Document! inediti sui rapporti letterari, diplomatic!, cultural! fra Toscana e Inghilterra.Firenze: Olschki, 1957.

    9:5 Eichler, Albert. “Christian Wernickes Hans Sachs und sein Drydensches Vorbild.”Zeitschrift fur vergleichende Litteraturgeschichte17(1909): 208-24.

    9:6 Fenger, Henning. “Vltaire et le Theatre Anglais.”Orbis Litterarum7(1949): 161-287.

    9:7 Golden,...

    (pp. 159-196)
  18. Drydeniana
    (pp. 197-199)