The Making of Restoration Poetry

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DS Brewer, Jan 1, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 230 pages
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This book explores the complex ways in which authors, publishers, and readers contributed to the making of Restoration poetry. The essays in Part I map some principal aspects of Restoration poetic culture: how poetic canons were established through both print and manuscript; how censorship operated within the manuscript transmission of erotic and politically sensitive poems; the poetic functions of authorial anonymity; the work of allusion and intertextual reference; the translation and adaptation of classical poetry; and the poetic representations of Charles II. Part II turns to individual poets, and charts the making of Dryden's canon; the ways in which Mac Flecknoe operates through intertextual allusions; the relationship of the variant texts of Marvell's "To his Coy Mistress"; and the treatment of Rochester's canon and text by his modern editors. The discussions are complemented by illustrations drawn from both printed books and manuscripts. PAUL HAMMOND is Professor of Seventeenth-Century Literature at the University of Leeds.
  

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Contents

The Restoration Poetic Canon
3
Censorship and the Manuscript Transmission of Restoration Poetry
28
Anonymity in Restoration Poetry
49
Intertextuality in Restoration Poetry
73
Translations and Transformations
89
Representations of Charles II
107
The Circulation of Drydens Poetry
139
Flecknoe and Mac Flecknoe
168
Marvells Coy Mistresses
180
Rochester and his Editors
190
Bibliography
213
Index
225
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About the author (2006)

Paul Hammond is Professor of English at the University of Leeds. A world-renowned expert on Dryden, he co-edited the LAEP Poems of John Dryden (5 Vols) with David Hopkins, Professor of English at the University of Bristol.

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