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Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author$
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Wendy Laura Belcher

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199793211

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001

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Samuel Johnson’s Discursive Possession and A Voyage to Abyssinia

Samuel Johnson’s Discursive Possession and A Voyage to Abyssinia

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(p.42) 2 Samuel Johnson’s Discursive Possession and A Voyage to Abyssinia
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Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson
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Wendy Laura Belcher

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.003.0002

This chapter describes Johnson’s experience of translating A Voyage to Abyssinia during a period of mental illness, which resulted in his discursive possession. The chapter analyzes how the multiple conflicting sources of the textwould have contributed to such.

Keywords:   Ethiopian discourse, discursive possession, a Voyage to Abyssinia, Voyage historique d'Abissinie, Jerónimo Lobo, Joachim Le Grand

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