Re-Constructing the Book: Literary Texts in Transmission

Re-Constructing the Book: Literary Texts in Transmission

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This title was first published in 2001. Literary critics, textual editors and bibliographers, and historians of publishing have hitherto tended to publish their research as if in separate fields of enquiry. The purpose of this volume is to bring together contributions from these fields in a dialogue rooted in the transmission of texts. Arranged chronologically, so as to allow the use of individual sections relevant to period literature courses, the book offers students and teachers a set of essays designed to reflect these approaches and to signal their potential for fruitful integration. Some of the essays answer the demand "Show me what literary critics (or textual editor; or book historians) do and how they do it", and stand as examples of the different concerns, methodologies and strategies employed. Others draw attention to the potential of the approaches in combination.

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ISBN-13: 9781351754101
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: the material text, Maureen Bell; Why has Q4 Romeo and Juliet such an intelligent editor? Lynette Hunter; Marvell’s coy mistresses, Paul Hammond; Congreve and the integrity of the text, D.F. McKenzie; The economics of the 18th-century provincial book trade: the case of Ward and Chandler, C.Y. Ferdinand; Thomas Gray, David Hume and John Home’s Douglas, Roger Lonsdale; Texts in conversion: Coleridge’s Sonnets from Various Authors (1796), David Fairer; Reading the Brontës abroad: A study in transmission of Victorian novels in continental Europe, Inga-Stina Ewbank; Sir Walter, sex and the SoA, Simon Eliot; Making (pre-) history: Mycenae, Pausanias, Frazer, David Richards; Editing private papers: three examples from Dreiser, James L. W. West III; Coercive suggestion: rhetoric and community in revaluation, Martin Dodsworth; Re-reading Elizabeth Nowen, Hermione Lee; ’Drastic reductions’: partial disclosures and displaced authorities in Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat, Alistair Stead; ’Not undesirable’: J.M. Coetzee and the burdens of censorship, Peter D. McDonald; Prospero in Cyberspace, Martin Butler; Texts and worlds in Amitav Ghosh’s In An Antique Land, Shirley Chew; Congratulations, Christopher Ricks; Index.

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