Literary Criticism: Plato to Dryden

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Allan H. Gilbert
Wayne State University Press, Jan 1, 1962 - Literary Criticism - 704 pages
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This volume attempts to represent European theories of poetry from Plato's time to the year 1700. Editor Allan H. Gilbert has selected writers who in their own day spoke for the future rather than the past, and those whose conceptions are of value at present, either in developing our own critical thought or in interpreting the most important literature of their own ages.
  

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A useful anthology of literary philosophy and criticism. Definitely handy to have around. The intros and footnotes were generally helpful, though sometimes the editor was a bit too brief and unnecessarily (I thought) snarky, especially in his intro to Sidney. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Ion
8
The Republic
24
The Laws
55
ARISTOTLE
63
The Poetics
69
HORACE
125
DIONYSIUS OR LONGINUS
144
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
404
EDMUND SPENSER
462
GIAMBATTISTA GUARINI
504
BEN JONSON
534
LOPE DE VEGA
540
GEORGE CHAPMAN
549
An Apology for Actors
553
MARTIN OPITZ
565

DANTE
199
GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
207
Poetica
213
SIR THOMAS ELYOT
233
GIRALDI CINTHIO
242
On the Composition of Comedies and Tragedies
252
On the Composition of Romances
262
Larte poetica
275
LODOVICO CASTELVETRO
304
JACOPO MAZZONI
358
PIERRE CORNEILLE
574
GEORGES DE SCUDERY
580
JOHN MILTON
586
The Preface to Samson Agonistes
592
JOHN DRYDEN
600
SAINTEVREMOND
659
The Letter to the Duchess of Mazarin
665
Corrigenda
705
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