Johnson, Writing, and Memory

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INTRODUCTION: JOHNSON AND AUTHORITY
1
See Les Lieux de Mémoire, sous la direction de Pierre Nora, 3 vols. (Paris: Gallimard, 1984–86; 1993) [Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past, under the direction of Pierre Nora, ed. Lawrence D. Kritzman, trans. Arthur Goldhammer, 3 vols. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996].
2
Hamilton's words are quoted by Boswell, Life, rv, 420.
3
Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., in JM, 1, 350.
4
Life, rv, 427–28.
5
See Kevin Hart, SamuelJohnson and the Culture of Property (Cambridge University Press, 1999), ch. 2.
6
See Greg Clingham, “ResistingJohnson, ” in Johnson Re- Visioned: Looking Before and After, ed. Philip Smallwood (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2001), ch. 1.
7
Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (New York: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1994), 192.
8
Bertrand H. Bronson, “The Double Tradition of Dr. Johnson” (1951), in Johnson Agonistes and Other Essays (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1965)> 156–76.
9
See, e.g., Alvin Kernan, SamuelJohnson and the Impact of Print (Princeton University Press, 1987); and Paul Fussell, Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing (London: Chatto & Windus, 1972).
10
Life, 1, 383–84.
11
Walter Jackson Bate, The Achievement of Samuel Johnson (New York: Oxford University Press, 1955), esp. chs. 1 -4, and SamuelJohnson (London: Chatto & Windus, 1978).
12
See, e.g., Lee Erickson, The Economy of Literary Form: English Literature and the Industrialization of Publishing (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996); and Jonathan Brody Kramnick, Making the English Canon: Print-Capitalism and the Cultural Past, ijoo-ijjo (Cambridge University Press, 1998), ch. 1.
13
Impact of Print, 108 and chs. 3–4.
14
John Barrell, English Literature in History 1730–1780: “An Equal, Wide Survey” (London: Hutchinson, 1983), 144–61.

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Abbreviations x
  • Introduction - Johnson and Authority 1
  • Chapter 1 - Johnson and Memory 14
  • Chapter 2 - Johnson and Nature 36
  • Chapter 3 - Law, Narrative, and Memory 60
  • Chapter 4 - Narrative, History, and Memory in the Lives of the Poets 89
  • Chapter 5 - Translation and Memory in the Lives of the Poets 122
  • Chapter 6 - Historiographical Implications 158
  • Notes 168
  • Bibliography 202
  • Index 216
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