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John Dryden (1631–1700)

Autor(a) de All for Love

297+ Works 2,719 Membros 25 Críticas 9 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por John Dryden

All for Love (1678) 263 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Poetical Works of John Dryden (1975) 218 exemplares, 2 críticas
Restoration Plays (1976) — Contribuidor — 214 exemplares, 1 crítica
Restoration Plays (1953) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares, 1 crítica
Selected Works of John Dryden (1953) 136 exemplares
Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) (2001) 111 exemplares
Six Restoration Plays (1959) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares, 1 crítica
Marriage à la Mode (1673) 69 exemplares, 1 crítica
The poems of John Dryden (1910) 61 exemplares
Dramatic Essays (2008) 42 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Best of Dryden (1933) 35 exemplares
Absalom and Achitophel (1966) 34 exemplares, 2 críticas
Dryden (2019) 29 exemplares
An essay of dramatic poesy (1993) 21 exemplares
John Dryden (Everyman's Poetry) (1998) 21 exemplares
Five Heroic Plays (1979) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Choice of Verse (1973) 17 exemplares
Aureng-Zebe (1675) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dryden Poetry and Prose (1944) 16 exemplares
Selected Writings of Dryden (1969) 15 exemplares
Selected poems of John Dryden (1968) 15 exemplares
John Dryden: four tragedies (1968) 15 exemplares
Palamon and Arcite (2019) 14 exemplares
Selected poetry 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
Selection (1978) 11 exemplares
Mac Flecknoe (1970) 11 exemplares
John Dryden: four comedies (1967) 6 exemplares
Dryden : a selection (1978) 6 exemplares
Restoration Tragedies (Oxford Paperbacks) (1977) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Sylvae (1973) 5 exemplares
The Reluctant Spy (2013) 5 exemplares, 5 críticas
Mac Flecknoe And Other Poems (2004) 5 exemplares
John Dryden (Mermaid series) (1957) 4 exemplares
Oedipus : a tragedy (2010) 4 exemplares
Poems of Dryden (1925) 4 exemplares
John Dryden Selected Poems (1963) 4 exemplares
Selected Works Of John Dryden (1965) 4 exemplares
The works of John Dryden (1972) 4 exemplares
The Satires of Dryden (1901) 3 exemplares
Marcus Brutus (75 AD) 3 exemplares, 2 críticas
Pandemic (2012) 3 exemplares
John Dryden : [plays] 2 exemplares
Aenid 2 exemplares
The Poems of John Dryden (1958) 2 exemplares
Four comedies (1968) 2 exemplares
Selections from Dryden (2016) 2 exemplares
Plays (1962) 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dryden's Poetical Works (1948) 1 exemplar
Poetry and Plays 1 exemplar
Critical Essays 1 exemplar
The Duke of Guise 1 exemplar
John Dryden Vol. 2 1 exemplar
Tutto per amore 1 exemplar
Dryden Laurel Poetry Series (1962) 1 exemplar
Poèmes (bilingue) 1 exemplar
Don Sebastian 1 exemplar
All of love 1 exemplar
Dramatic Poesy And Other Essays — Autor — 1 exemplar
Plutarch's Lives 1 exemplar
The Rival-Ladies 1 exemplar
The Kind Keeper (2016) 1 exemplar
Indian Emperor (1971) 1 exemplar
Poetry 1 exemplar
Poetical works 1 exemplar
Fables (1973) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Aeneid (0029) — Tradutor, algumas edições23,300 exemplares, 197 críticas
Metamorphoses [in translation] (0008) — Tradutor, algumas edições13,372 exemplares, 101 críticas
Mary Barton (1848) — Tradutor, algumas edições2,715 exemplares, 66 críticas
Plutarch's Lives (0100) — Tradutor, algumas edições2,496 exemplares, 27 críticas
Paradise Lost [Norton Critical Edition] (1667) — Contribuidor, algumas edições2,230 exemplares, 13 críticas
Plutarch's Lives, Volume I of the Dryden translation, edited by Arthur Hugh Clough. (1992) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,384 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,282 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Robert Frost (2004) — Contribuidor — 1,070 exemplares, 3 críticas
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições937 exemplares, 7 críticas
English Poetry, Volume I: From Chaucer to Gray (1910) — Contribuidor — 550 exemplares
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1938) — Contribuidor — 524 exemplares, 1 crítica
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 452 exemplares, 1 crítica
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuidor, algumas edições403 exemplares, 1 crítica
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy [Norton Critical Edition] (1973) — Contribuidor — 271 exemplares, 2 críticas
Modern English Drama: Dryden; Sheridan; Goldsmith; Shelley; Browning; Byron (2004) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares, 1 crítica
Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets [Norton Critical Edition] (1975) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares, 2 críticas
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry (1963) — Autor — 211 exemplares, 2 críticas
Poems Bewitched and Haunted (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2005) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 188 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares, 1 crítica
Twelve Famous Plays of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1933) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares, 1 crítica
British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan (1975) — Contribuidor, algumas edições92 exemplares, 1 crítica
Twelve Lives (2013) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Tradutor, algumas edições74 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Ovid: Selected Poems (1971) — Tradutor, algumas edições68 exemplares, 1 crítica
Greek and Roman Lives (Giant Thrifts) (2005) — Tradutor, algumas edições67 exemplares
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares, 1 crítica
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares, 1 crítica
Four Restoration marriage plays (1995) 42 exemplares
The Roads from Bethlehem: Christmas Literature from Writers Ancient and Modern (1993) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume A (2007) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Five Restoration Tragedies (1941) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Plutarch's Lives Volume III. (2009) — Tradutor — 8 exemplares
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
PLUTARCH'S LIVES - Volume 2 — Tradutor, algumas edições7 exemplares
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Plutarch's Lives. The Dryden Translations. Volume III (2009) — Tradutor — 6 exemplares
Fear! Fear! Fear! (1981) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Covent Garden drollery; a miscellany of 1672 — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The unhappy favourite, or, The Earl of Essex (1939) — prologue & epilogue — 5 exemplares
An English garner : ingatherings from our history and literature — Contribuidor, algumas edições4 exemplares
Lives volume 1 (2011) — Tradutor, algumas edições3 exemplares
Shakespeare adaptions (1922) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares, 1 crítica


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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.… (mais)
rsutto22 | 4 outras críticas | Jul 15, 2021 |
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.
Isana | Jul 7, 2020 |
Preface to a Dialogue Concerning Women, 1691
A Character of Saint-Evremond, 1692
A Character of Polybius and His Writings,1693
A translation of Du Fresnoy's De Art Graphica, 1695
The Life of Lucian, (1696) 1711
A translation of The Annals of Tacitus, Book I, 1698
petralex | Jan 12, 2020 |

"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: http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu...
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Glenn_Russell | 1 outra crítica | Nov 13, 2018 |



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