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Prose Immortality, 1711-1819, Jacob Sider Jost

Label
Prose Immortality, 1711-1819
Title
Prose Immortality, 1711-1819
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Sider Jost
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writers have always aspired to immortality, using their works to preserve their patrons, their loved ones, and themselves beyond death. For Pindar, Horace, and Shakespeare, the vehicle of such preservation was poetry. In the eighteenth century, figures such as Joseph Addison, Edward Young, Samuel Richardson, Laetitia Pilkington, Samuel Johnson, and James Boswell invented a new kind of literary immortality, built on the documentary power of prose. For eighteenth-century authors, the rhythms and routines of daily lived experience were too rich to be distilled into verse, and prose genres such as the periodical paper, novel, memoir, essay, and biography promised a new kind of lastingness that responded to the challenges and opportunities of Enlightenment philosophy and evolving religious thought. Prose Immortality, 1711{u2013}1819documents this transformation of British literary culture, spanning the eighteenth century and linking journalism, literature, theology, and philosophy. In recovering the centrality of the afterlife to eighteenth-century culture, this prizewinning book offers a versatile and wide-ranging argument that will speak not only to literary scholars but also to historians, scholars of religion, and all readers interested in the power of literature to preserve human experience through time. Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Work of Scholarship in Eighteenth-Century Studies. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1983-
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Sider Jost, Jacob
Dewey number
828/.50809
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR769
LC item number
.J67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize
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  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
Label
Prose Immortality, 1711-1819, Jacob Sider Jost
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The afterlife and the spectator -- Night thoughts on time, fame, and immortality -- The threat to the soul in Butler and Warburton -- The beatified Clarissa -- Happy ever after in Sir Charles Grandison -- Laetitia Pilkington in sheets -- Johnson's eternal silences -- James Boswell, also, enters into heaven -- Epilogue: Keats imagines the life of Shakespeare
Control code
890807744
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780813936802
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014029161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890807744
Label
Prose Immortality, 1711-1819, Jacob Sider Jost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The afterlife and the spectator -- Night thoughts on time, fame, and immortality -- The threat to the soul in Butler and Warburton -- The beatified Clarissa -- Happy ever after in Sir Charles Grandison -- Laetitia Pilkington in sheets -- Johnson's eternal silences -- James Boswell, also, enters into heaven -- Epilogue: Keats imagines the life of Shakespeare
Control code
890807744
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780813936802
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014029161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890807744

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