On the other hand, his usual method, the remarkable imaginative re-creation and vivifying of a host of minute details, makes of the fictitious 'Journal of the Plague Year
' (1666) a piece of virtual history.
Daniel Defoe's narrator in A Journal of the Plague Year
Biss's volume is that rare work: scientifically grounded while literary and cultural (Biss features a chapter on vampires and draws on Greek mythology, Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year
, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Susan Sontag's more recent AIDS and Its Metaphors, for example).
His books are Letters to George, Taking Stock and Journal of the Plague Year
Human reactions to the plague are also the central themes of historical titles such as A Journal of the Plague Year
by Daniel Defoe (1659-1731), a long, detailed narrative of events, anecdotes, and statistics regarding the Great Plague of London of 1665.
The vacillation between definite truth and obscure invention is later developed as Defoe's unique narrative technique in A Journal of the Plague Year
, (4) which follows the style of The Storm in the ways H.F.
Journal of the plague year
; an insider's chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's short and tragic reign.
The final two chapters extend the discussion of perspective technologies and anamorphosis into the eighteenth century through a discussion of Defoe's novels The Journal of the Plague Year
and Robinson Crusoe.
Chapter 4 reads Daniel Defoe's books Robinson Crusoe and A Journal of the Plague Year
in terms of space that is 'resistant to domination and control' (p.
D-- De F-- of London, Hosier (1719); A Journal of the Plague Year
was included (as "Memoirs of the Plague") in the list of Defoe's "principal performances" in the entry on him in The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, 4 volumes (1753), 4: 313-25; The History and Remarkable Life of the Truly Honourable Col.
Both Defoes--the dissembler and the earnest seeker of truth--hover over one of his greatest creations, A Journal of the Plague Year
. Published in 1722, when Defoe was in his sixties, it's a first-person account of London's great plague of 1665.
I won't tell you that Rat Bohemia was inspired by Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year
because it might sound too dry (maybe that was why you didn't buy it?).