The Just and the Lively: The Literary Criticism of John Dryden

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Manchester University Press, 2002 - 342 pages
In 'The Just and the Lively', Michael Werth Gelber provides complete study of John Dryden's literary criticism since Dryden's death almost 300 years ago. Through a detailed reading of each of his essays, the book explains and illustrates the unity and the
 

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Contents

ONE The ends of criticism
9
TWO From theory to practice 1664
22
THREE A French play 16651668
43
FOUR The new imbalance 16671668
62
SEVEN The heroic play 1672
118
Eight The heroic play concluded
131
NINE Sweeping of the stakes 1672
146
TEN The classical moment 16731679
157
Eleven The great tradition 16801700
172
FIFTEEN Evaluations
241
Notes
257
Bibliography
305
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Michael Werth Gelber teaches in the Department of English at St John's University, New York.

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