Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson
During the second half of the eighteenth century, the most powerful literary work in Britain was nonfictional: philosophy, history, biography, and political controversy. Leo Damrosch argues that this tendency is no accident; at the beginning of the modern age, writers were consciously aware of the role of cultural fictions, and they sought to ground those fictions in a real world beyond the text. Their political conservatism (often neglected by modern scholars) was an extensively thought out response to a world in which meaning was inseparable from consensus, and in which consensus was increasingly under attack.
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson. Leo Damrosch. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989. Pp. ix+262. Fictions of Reality is Leo ...
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FICTIONS OF REALITY IN THE AGE OF HUME AND JOHNSON. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989. Hamilton, Paul. COLERIDGE'S POETICS. ...
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