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The Just and the Lively: The Literary Criticism of John Dryden Hardcover – July, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0719054143 ISBN-10: 0719054141

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  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr (July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719054141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719054143
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,914,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Werth Gelber teaches in the Department of English at St John's University, New York.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Damian Desmond on December 13, 2000
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Highly engaging and emminently readable; almost a mini-resource for the non-scholar; and a true page-turner for the Drydenophile. I originally found this book at Amazon.com by performing a subject search, and lately it has received review attention in the scholarly journals. Thanks Amazon for the first notice! Mr Gelber has brought all phases of Mr Dryden's personal and literary biography vividly to life. Although both the scholarship and detail are immediate and wide-ranging, I was most pleased by Mr Gelber's justifiably genuine and unreservedly sympathetic view of his subject. Mr Dryden's reputation has been too much subject to petty carping and unjustifiable criticsm among scholars, whose views of this great man are sometimes both vicious and pernicious. Certainly the Father of Modern Literary Criticism deserves enduring and universal respect and esteem. He has received suitably respectful and sympathetic treatment from Mr Gelber; and I enjoyed having a favorite of mine so well praised. Thank you Mr Gelber; and I wish your book was lengthier; the last page made me wish for more!
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