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The Resource "When beauty fires the blood" : love and the arts in the age of Dryden, James Anderson Winn

"When beauty fires the blood" : love and the arts in the age of Dryden, James Anderson Winn

Label
"When beauty fires the blood" : love and the arts in the age of Dryden
Title
"When beauty fires the blood"
Title remainder
love and the arts in the age of Dryden
Statement of responsibility
James Anderson Winn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Anderson Winn is the author of a general history of the relations between music and poetry (Unsuspected Eloquence, 1981) and a full-scale biography of a major English poet (John Dryden and His World, 1986). In this new book, he brings together his interdisciplinary expertise, his deep knowledge of Dryden, and his interest in currently urgent issues of gender, arguing that Dryden's complex and contradictory attitudes toward human sexuality helped shape his influential ideas about nature and art, beauty and virtue, imagination and judgment. In examining Dryden's artistic practice and theory from this perspective, Winn addresses topics not often noticed in previous studies of Dryden: his technical knowledge of music and painting; his lively sexual imagination; his use of conventional and unconventional notions of gender to flesh out theoretical distinctions; and the contrasting attitudes of his contemporaries, especially those of women writers. Through subtle analyses of Dryden's theatrical songs, operas, treatises on painting, and addresses to women, Winn shows that the old view of Dryden as sharp satirist, doctrinal "lawgiver," and author of a "poetry of statement" is fatally incomplete. By developing an interpretation stressing other themes, he adds several new dimensions to our understanding of the poet and his period."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winn, James Anderson
Dewey number
821/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3427.L65
LC item number
W56 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dryden, John
  • Love poetry, English
  • Art and literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Love in literature
  • Love in art
Label
"When beauty fires the blood" : love and the arts in the age of Dryden, James Anderson Winn
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780472103393.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown before" -- "Rich ideas" : Dryden on nature and art -- "To please the hearing" : Dryden on poetry and music -- "Mimic fancy" : Dryden and music for the theatre -- "Beauty like yours commands" : Dryden and the sexual politics of opera -- "Sisters, though not twins" : Dryden on poetry and painting -- "That language their converse refines" : Dryden and women of letters
Control code
ocm24907253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 474 pages
Isbn
9780472103393
Lccn
91043619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24907253
Label
"When beauty fires the blood" : love and the arts in the age of Dryden, James Anderson Winn
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780472103393.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown before" -- "Rich ideas" : Dryden on nature and art -- "To please the hearing" : Dryden on poetry and music -- "Mimic fancy" : Dryden and music for the theatre -- "Beauty like yours commands" : Dryden and the sexual politics of opera -- "Sisters, though not twins" : Dryden on poetry and painting -- "That language their converse refines" : Dryden and women of letters
Control code
ocm24907253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 474 pages
Isbn
9780472103393
Lccn
91043619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24907253

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