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Fables, Ancient And Modern

Dryden in the Preface of this work gives his own critical evaluation of the works of Chaucer and his importance in English literature. It is clear that Dryden holds Chaucer in great esteem, calling...

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Fables, Ancient And Modern

In this Preface Dryden deliberately compares Ovid to Chaucer as he believes these two poets have a great deal in common, and for this reason he chose to translate examples of the work of both poets...

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Fables, Ancient And Modern

In this Preface Dryden is very clear to draw the points of comparison between Ovid and Chaucer before then going on to state the reasons for his preference for Chaucer. Note, for example, what he...

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What distinguishes the work of Dryden from others is his keen intelligence and his comprehensive knowledge of contemporary literature and literature from the past, both English literature but also...

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Fables, Ancient And Modern

The treatise of Longinus is widely regarded as being the first ever piece of literary criticism, and, as such, is therefore to be recognised as a key influence to other later critics such as Sir...

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