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Literary criticism : Plato to Dryden

"This volume attempts to represent European theories of poetry from Plato's time to the year 1700. Editor Allan H. Gilbert has selected writers who in their own day spoke for the future rather than the past, and those whose conceptions are of value at present, either in developing our own critical thought or in interpreting the most important literature of their own ages."--Publisher's description
Print Book, English, 1967
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1967
Waynebook, no. 1
Criticism, interpretation, etc
ix, 708 pages ; 21 cm
9780814311608, 0814311601
The ion / Plato
The republic / Plato
The laws / Plato
The poetics / Aristotle
The art of poetry / Horace
On literary excellence / Dionysius or Longinus
The letter to Can Grande della Scale / Dante
The life of Dante / Giovanni Boccaccio
Poetic / Giangiorgio Trissino
The governor / Sir Thomas Elyot
An address to the reader by the Tragedy of Orbecche / Giraldi Cinthio
The apology for Dido / Giraldi Cinthio
On the composition of comedies and tragedies / Giraldi Cinthio
On the consumption of romances / Giraldi Cinthio
L'arte poetica / Antonio Minturno
A commentary of the Poetics of Aristotle / Lodovico Castelvetro
A discourse in defense in the Comedy of Dante / Jacopo Mazzoni
On the defense of the Comedy / Jacopo Mazzoni
The defense of Poesi / Sir Philip Sidney
The letter to Sir Walter Raleigh / Edmund Spenser
Discourses on the heroic poem / Torquato Tasso
The compendium of tragicomic poetry / Giambattista Guarini
Every man out of his humor / Ben Jonson
To the reader of Sejanus / Ben Jonson
The new art of making comedies / Lope de Vega
The dedication of the Revenge of Bussy d'Ambois / George Chapman
To the reader of The White Devil / John Webster
An apology for actors / Thomas Heywood
The book concerning German poetry / Martin Opitz
The Roman actor / Philip Massinger
The dedicatory epistle to La Suivante / Pierre Corneille
Discourse on dramatic poetry / Pierre Corneille
Discourse on the three unities / Pierre Corneille
The preface of Ibrahim / Georges de Scudéry
The reason of church government / John Milton
The preface to Samson Agonistes / John Milton
Paradise regained / John Milton
Les visionnaires / Pierre Nicole
Of comedy / Pierre Nicole
An essay of dramatic poesy / John Dryden
Of tragedy, ancient and modern / Saint-Évremond
On the imitation of the ancients / Saint-Évremond
The letter to the Duchess of Mazarin / Saint-Évremond
The preface to Theatrum Poetarum / Edward Phillips
Originally published in 1940 by American Book Company; reprinted in full, 1962, by Wayne State University Press by special arrangement with American Book Company. -- title page verso