Sustaining Literature

Overview

Sustaining Literature is a collection of scholarly essays by leading scholars on texts, writers, and cultural interests that represent the interests of the late scholar of the Renaissance and the eighteenth-century, Simon Varey. Many of the essays examine questions of textual, historical, and cultural evidence in the study of eighteenth-century literature. They address such writers as Dryden, Swift, Defoe, Fielding, and Haywood, and such issues as Restoration satire, anti-Walpole journalism, economics and ...
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Overview

Sustaining Literature is a collection of scholarly essays by leading scholars on texts, writers, and cultural interests that represent the interests of the late scholar of the Renaissance and the eighteenth-century, Simon Varey. Many of the essays examine questions of textual, historical, and cultural evidence in the study of eighteenth-century literature. They address such writers as Dryden, Swift, Defoe, Fielding, and Haywood, and such issues as Restoration satire, anti-Walpole journalism, economics and fiction, historiography, rhetoric, anatomy, food, the Cock Lane Ghost, and the Enlightenment understanding of caves, volcanoes, and spelunking. The volume concludes with a bibliography of the works of Simon Varey.
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Editorial Reviews

The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, Sept. 2008, 22.3 - Linda E. Merians
"I enthusiastically recommend this collection of essays edited by Greg Clingham in commemoration of Simon Varey, his close friend. The depth and breadth of the essays captures Simon Varey's intelligence, energy, and interests as a scholar...Greg Clingham's own introduction 'Finding Time, Making Memory,' is both moving and daring in its expressions of intimacy and grief, in its honesty and directness about Simon's professional career, and in its insistence that we find the time to sustain the memory of a dear friend."
Charles A. Knight
"Simon Varey's intellectual, social, and personal vitality made his death at the age of fifty-two particularly difficult to accept. Sustaining Literature, edited by his friend Mr. Clingham, is a commendable effort to celebrate a lovable man and an excellent scholar, and it is a valuable contribution to scholarship in its own right."
Adam Potkay
"Sustaining Literature is impressive both for the depth of love sounded in its reminiscences and for the erudition exhibited in its essays."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611482621
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Clingham is professor of English and director of the Bucknell University Press.
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