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Johnson, Writing, and Memory.

By: Clingham, Greg.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (236 p.).ISBN: 9780511045851.Subject(s): Authority in literature | Johnson, Samuel | Memory in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Johnson, Writing, and MemoryDDC classification: 828.609 | 828/.609 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION Johnson and authority; CHAPTER 1 Johnson and memory; CHAPTER 2 Johnson and nature; CHAPTER 3 Law, narrative, and memory; CHAPTER 4 Narrative, history, and memory in the Lives of the Poets; CHAPTER 5 Translation and memor in the Lives of the Poets; CHAPTER 6 Historiographical implications; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Examines Johnson''s writing in relation to eighteenth-century thought on literature, history, fiction and law.
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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION Johnson and authority; CHAPTER 1 Johnson and memory; CHAPTER 2 Johnson and nature; CHAPTER 3 Law, narrative, and memory; CHAPTER 4 Narrative, history, and memory in the Lives of the Poets; CHAPTER 5 Translation and memor in the Lives of the Poets; CHAPTER 6 Historiographical implications; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Examines Johnson''s writing in relation to eighteenth-century thought on literature, history, fiction and law.

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Clingham (Bucknell Univ.) organizes his impressive meditation on Samuel Johnson's writings around the notion of memory. This is, of course, more than the simple recollection of an objective past; Clingham considers memory as it was understood both by John Locke in Essay Concerning Human Understanding and by Pierre Nora in Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past (Eng. tr., 1996-98). He draws on the insights of several poststructuralist literary theorists (Derrida, Foucault, Hartman) to understand terms like "nature," "authority," "narrative," and "translation," but he grounds the study in solid historical scholarship. The writing is often dense, but the difficulty arises from the sophistication of the ideas rather than from dense jargon. Clingham has read widely in Johnson's works, but he focuses here on his critical and biographical works, especially Preface to Shakespeare and Lives of the Poets, with the lives of Cowley, Milton, Pope, and Dryden getting the most attention. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Beyond the grasp of most undergraduates but valuable to advanced students of Johnson and his age. J. T. Lynch Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark

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