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John Dryden (1631–1700)

Autor/a de All for Love

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Born August 9, 1631 into a wealthy Puritan family, John Dryden received an excellent education at Westminster School and Cambridge University. After a brief period in government, he turned his attention almost entirely to writing. Dryden was one of the first English writers to make his living mostra'n més strictly by writing, but this meant he had to cater to popular taste. His long career was astonishingly varied, and he turned his exceptional talents to almost all literary forms. Dryden dominated the entire Restoration period as a poet, playwright, and all-round man of letters. He was the third poet laureate of England. In his old age Dryden was virtually a literary "dictator" in England, with an immense influence on eighteenth-century poetry. His verse form and his brilliant satires became models for other poets, but they could rarely equal his standard. Dryden was also a master of "occasional" poetry - verse written for a specific person or special occasion. Like most poets of his time, Dryden saw poetry as a way of expressing ideas rather than emotions, which makes his poetry seem cool and impersonal to some modern readers. Dryden also wrote numerous plays that helped him make him one of the leading figures in the Restoration theatre. Today, however he is admired more for his influence on other writers than for his own works. He died on April 30, 1700 in London. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de John Dryden

All for Love (1678) 262 exemplars
The Poetical Works of John Dryden (1975) 217 exemplars
Restoration Plays (1939) — Col·laborador — 215 exemplars
Restoration Plays (1953) — Col·laborador — 170 exemplars
Selected Works of John Dryden (1953) 136 exemplars
Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) (2001) 111 exemplars
Six Restoration Plays (1959) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Marriage à la Mode (1673) 69 exemplars
The poems of John Dryden (1910) 62 exemplars
Dramatic Essays (1912) 42 exemplars
The Best of Dryden (1933) 35 exemplars
Absalom and Achitophel (1966) 34 exemplars
Dryden (1955) 27 exemplars
John Dryden (Everyman's Poetry) (1998) 21 exemplars
An essay of dramatic poesy (1964) 21 exemplars
Aureng-Zebe (1675) 17 exemplars
Five Heroic Plays (1960) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Choice of Verse (1963) 16 exemplars
Dryden Poetry and Prose (1944) 16 exemplars
Selected Writings of Dryden (1969) 15 exemplars
Selected poems of John Dryden (1968) 15 exemplars
John Dryden: four tragedies (1967) 15 exemplars
Palamon and Arcite (2012) 13 exemplars
Selected poetry 12 exemplars
Selection (1978) 11 exemplars
Mac Flecknoe (1970) 11 exemplars
John Dryden: four comedies (1967) 6 exemplars
Restoration Tragedies (Oxford Paperbacks) (1977) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Dryden : a selection (1978) 6 exemplars
Mac Flecknoe And Other Poems (2004) 5 exemplars
The Reluctant Spy (2013) 5 exemplars
Sylvae (1973) 5 exemplars
Poems of Dryden (1900) 4 exemplars
Oedipus : a tragedy (2010) 4 exemplars
John Dryden Selected Poems (1963) 4 exemplars
Selected Works Of John Dryden (1965) 4 exemplars
The works of John Dryden (1972) 4 exemplars
John Dryden (Mermaid series) (1957) 4 exemplars
The Satires of Dryden (1901) 3 exemplars
Pandemic (2012) 3 exemplars
Aenid 2 exemplars
Plays (1962) 2 exemplars
The Poems of John Dryden (1958) 2 exemplars
Selections from Dryden (2016) 2 exemplars
Four comedies (1968) 2 exemplars
Dryden's Poetical Works (1948) 1 exemplars
Critical Essays 1 exemplars
Ultimate Collection 1 exemplars
Poetry and Plays 1 exemplars
Don Sebastian 1 exemplars
The Duke of Guise 1 exemplars
John Dryden Vol. 2 1 exemplars
Dryden Laurel Poetry Series (1962) 1 exemplars
All of love 1 exemplars
Poèmes (bilingue) 1 exemplars
The Rival-Ladies 1 exemplars
2000x: All for Love 1 exemplars
Dramatic Poesy And Other Essays — Autor — 1 exemplars
Of dramatic poesy I 1 exemplars
Tutto per amore 1 exemplars
Plutarch's Lives 1 exemplars
The Works of Virgil, Volume 1 (2016) 1 exemplars
The Kind Keeper (2016) 1 exemplars
Indian Emperor (1971) 1 exemplars
Poetry 1 exemplars
Poetical works 1 exemplars
Fables (1973) 1 exemplars

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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions929 exemplars
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Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions400 exemplars
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Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets [Norton Critical Edition] (1975) — Col·laborador — 229 exemplars
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Col·laborador — 223 exemplars
Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry (1929) — Autor — 211 exemplars
Poems Bewitched and Haunted (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2005) — Col·laborador — 192 exemplars
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 188 exemplars
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
Twelve Famous Plays of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1933) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Ben Jonson's Plays and Masques [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (2001) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan (1939) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions92 exemplars
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The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
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Greek and Roman Lives (Giant Thrifts) (2005) — Traductor, algunes edicions66 exemplars
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
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Classic Essays in English (1961) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Masters of British Literature, Volume A (2007) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
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Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
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I think I liked "The Reluctant Spy" in large part because of it was different from most audiobooks. Instead of a story narrated by a single reader, who may or may not do a good job of changing his voice when representing the different characters, this audiobook had several readers for different parts, and reminded me of an old-time radio show. It was manageably short, about the length of a typical movie, so it wasn't a major investment in time. The story has an Egyptian setting, and involves a professorial Westerner being drawn into spying by a Canadian woman with whom he becomes smitten. Probably not the first time an author thought to have a young woman entrap an older gentleman into spying, but that theme is used because it's believable. Of course, by the end of the story, things start to unravel, and the spy fears for his safety, and must try to escape from Egypt with his teen-age daughter before he's arrested, or worse.… (més)
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It's not a great play to be honest but I read it in terms of the view of the western world of Mohgul India. In that case, it was really fascinating to analyze.
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"Et tu, Brute?" The famous Shakespeare line from Julius Caesar is how most of us know Marcus Brutus. Well, the ancient biographer Plutarch wrote an entire life of Brutus. Turns out, Marcus Brutus was a remarkable man living in remarkable times. Here are several quotes from Plutarch's text along with my comments.

"Brutus having to the goodness of his disposition added the improvements of learning and the study of philosophy and having stirred up his natural parts, of themselves grave and gentle, by applying himself to business and public affairs, seems to have been of a temper exactly framed by virtue." ---------- What praise from Plutarch the philosopher - describing Brutus as a man good by nature and a lover of wisdom who is both serious and kind in the political sphere. The ideal Roman!

But bad time to be a Roman since it's civil war: Caesar vs. Pompey. We read: "Thinking it his duty to prefer the interest of the public to his own private feelings, and judging Pompey's to be the better cause . . . Brutus placed himself under Pompey's command." ---------- Years ago, Pompey had Brutus's father murdered, but Brutus was able to put aside his private feelings and, placing his country first, supported Pompey. And Plutarch writes how "Caesar had so great a regard for Brutus that he ordered his commanders by no means to kill him in the battle, but to spare him, if possible, and bring him safe to him." Now that speaks volumes of Brutus's character -- even in a civil war, each leader wanted him on his side. And, to thicken the plot, Caesar knew Brutus was probably his son.

As we all know from our ancient history, Caesar wins and brings Brutus over to his side. But, alas, Brutus can see Caesar is an unjust tyrant and, along with his friend Cassius and other high-ranking Romans, Brutus make plans to assassinate Caesar. In his planning, Brutus consults an Epicurean. "Statilius the Epicurean held that, to bring himself into troubles and danger upon the account of evil or foolish men did not become a man that had any wisdom or discretion." ---------- Epicureans wanted little to do with the public life, especially if one has to deal with vicious fools. As it turned out, perhaps this was a bit of Epicurean wisdom worth heeding. (I had to throw this in since I am drawn personally to the philosophy of Epicurus).

Caesar is assassinated but Brutus and Cassius have Caesar's nephew to deal with, a 20 year old, also named Caesar. As per usual in the ancient world, this means war. After many battles all over the Roman empire, it all comes down to one big final clash. Now, as it turns out, the navy fighting on behalf of Brutus defeated Caesar's fleet. If Brutus knew about this critical navel success, he would have had no need to rush into the grand finale of a land battle. Plutarch writes: "But it seems, the state of Rome not enduring any longer to be governed by many, but necessarily requiring a monarchy, the divine power, that it might remove out of the way the only man that was able to resist him that could control the empire, cut off his good fortune from coming to the ears of Brutus. ---------- Ah, Plutarch was not only a biographer but a priest at Delphi. In Plutarch's worldview, no matter how virtuous and right-thinking a man may be, he will not succeed if the gods have other plans.

Surrounded by Caesar's army, Brutus does the honorable Roman thing - he has himself put to death. But before this, Brutus says: "He found an infinite satisfaction in this, that none of his friends had been false to him; that as for fortune, he was angry with that only for his country's sake; as for himself, he thought himself much more happy than they who had overcome, not only as he had been a little time ago, but even now in his present condition since he was leaving behind him such a reputation of his virtue as none of the conquerors with all their arms and riches should ever be able to acquire." ---------- Spoken like a true Greco-Roman philosopher! Brutus valued friendship and a reputation for personal virtue above all else. In this he joins Cicero, Seneca and the future great Roman emperor/philosopher Marcus Aurelius.

Plutarch’s Lives are available on-line:
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Glenn_Russell | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 13, 2018 |



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