Johnson, Writing, and Memory: JOHNSON WRITING & MEMORY by Greg ClinghamJohnson, Writing, and Memory: JOHNSON WRITING & MEMORY by Greg Clingham

Johnson, Writing, and Memory: JOHNSON WRITING & MEMORY

byGreg Clingham

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This study demonstrates the importance of memory in Samuel Johnson's work. Greg Clingham argues that this concept of memory is derived from the process of historical and creative writing; it is embodied in works of literature and other cultural forms. He examines Johnson's writing; including his biographical writing, as it intersects with eighteenth-century thought on literature, history, fiction and law and its subsequent compatibility with and resistance to modern theory.

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Greg Clingham is Professor of English and Director of the University Press, Bucknell University. He has written and co-written several books.
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Title:Johnson, Writing, and Memory: JOHNSON WRITING & MEMORYFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 3, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521021855

ISBN - 13:9780521021852

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List of abbreviations, Introduction: Johnson and authority; 1. Johnson and memory; 2. Johnson and nature; 3. Law, narrative, and memory; 4. Narrative, history, and memory in the Lives of the Poets; 5. Translation and memory in the Lives of the Poets; 6. Historiographical implications.

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"Readers inclined towards the discussions of the novel and narratology will find Clingham fruitful." Eighteenth-Century Fiction