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 passage anticipates an episode in Defoe's fictional disaster account, A Journal of the Plague Year
(1722), where H.
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.
In all ways, A Journal of the Plague Year
is, Baker asserts, "an astounding performance.
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?
16) Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year
, Project Gutenberg, http://www.
Yet, with the exception of the Great Plague of London in 1665, and of Daniel Defoe's recreation of it in A Journal of the Plague Year
(1722), we tend not to see the plague in the literature of these years.