-Greg Walker, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh
"What a splendid book! Andrew Hiscock has produced a study of memory in early modern English literature which will be of real value to students interested in either or both topics. His work shows a formidable grasp of the vast range of theories of memory - some very strange - from Plato and Montaigne to Pierre Nora and Mary Warnock. This knowledge he distils for the rest of us in an introduction of exemplary clarity, but it also elucidates the chapters on major Renaissance authors from the earl of Surrey to Francis Bacon, which scintillate with fresh insights eloquently expressed. Taken together, and in order, these individual studies also present a compelling narrative of the ways in which older traditions of memory - and also poetry - gradually give way to newer ideas and idioms, so that the book as a whole provides a carefully composed of clearly focused literary-critical snapshots of an age in transition."
-Mike Pincombe, Professor of Tudor and Elizabethan Literature, Newcastle University
"Accordingly then, each chapter deftly concludes by examining how the writer under investigation is remembered both in his or her own time and today. This through-thread, consistent with the masterful arrangement of the book as a whole (with its periodic glances backward and ahead to related material in other sections), makes it a delight to read. Reading Memory is a most welcome addition to the increasing number of books addressing literary aspects of early modern memory."
"Reading Memory is exhaustively researched and filled with remarkable insights."
--The Review of English Studies
"This meticulous, cutting-edge work brings new light to the study of memory in early modern literature."