Johnson, Writing, and Memory
By (author) Greg Clingham
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory by Greg Clingham
Book DescriptionJohnson, Writing, and Memory demonstrates the importance of memory in Samuel Johnson's oeuvre. Greg Clingham argues that this is a notion of memory that is derived from the process of historical and creative writing, and is found to be 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 in its subsequent compatibility with and resistance to modern theory. Clingham's widely researched study provides an account of Johnson's intellectual positions that incorporates the challenges they pose to recent critical theory, and argues for Johnson's inclusion in a new theorisation of terms such as 'authority', 'nature' and 'memory'. Clingham does this work of intellectual abstraction while remaining focused in the concrete realities of Johnson's writing itself, offering a theoretically nuanced and original account of Johnson's work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021852
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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James Boswell: The Life of Johnson, Paperback (August 2008)
This is a radical introduction to the Life of Johnson.
New Light on Boswell, Paperback (November 2005)
A collection of essays first published in 1991 to commemorate the bicentenary of Boswell's Life of Johnson.
Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Greg Clingham
This Companion, first published in 1997, provides an introduction to the works and life of one of the key figures in English literary history.
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Author Biography - Greg Clingham
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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