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- DescriptionThis volume derives its title from John Dryden's phrase for the British tendency to take up literary masterpieces from the past and perfect them. It adopts Dryden's notion as a framework for exploring ways in which classical and medieval texts have been rewritten by modern authors.
- Author BiographyPIERO BOITANI is professor of comparative literature at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. He is the founding president of the European Society for English Studies and a fellow of the British Academy. In 2002, he was awarded the Feltrinelli Prize for Literary Criticism - Italy's most prestigious literary award. Boitani is the author of numerous books, including The Shadow of Ulysses and The Bible and Its Rewritings.
- Author(s)Piero Boitani
- PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2002
- GenreLiterary Theory
- Place of PublicationNotre Dame IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Notre Dame Press
- Weight354 g
- Width152 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine19 mm
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