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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Donald L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T19:34:43Z
dc.date.available2018-02-26T19:34:43Z
dc.date.issued1960
dc.date.submitted1960
dc.identifier.otherb14681067
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/27294
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is a study of the modern reputation of John Dryden, based mainly on an analysis of books and articles appearing between 1895 and 1956, with frequent reference to the previous traditions of opinion. Criticism of Dryden's poetry divides into two segments; that written before 1920 and that written since. The nineteenth century generally dismissed Dryden as an inferior poet, or hardly a poet at all. One aspect of the negative tradition concerns the treatment of certain poems as "insincere" because they reflect Dryden's "time-serving" changes in politics and religion. Yet, an appreciation of Dryden's poetry, based partly on a more sympathetic view of Dryden's changes in politics and religion and partly on a new receptivity to satiric poetry and a new interest in the techniques of versification, appeared in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. [TRUNCATED]en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.subjectDryden, Johnen_US
dc.titleThe reputation of John Dryden, 1895-1956en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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