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Author Giuliani, Luigi
Title Texts in Multiple Versions : Histories of Edition
Imprint Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2006
©2006
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Series Variants - The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, 5 ; v.v. 5
Variants - The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, 5
Note Intro -- Texts in Multiple Versions Histories of Editions -- Variants 5 (2006) -- Scholarly Editions and Real Readers -- Highlighting Variants in Literary Editions -- Jumping to Conclusions -- Editing Texts with a Multilingual Tradition -- The Critical Genetic Edition of a Novel -- The False Originality of the Imaginary Artist -- Philological Issues Regarding a Multiple Plurilingual Digital Edition -- The Copyist as Novelist -- Printing, Textual Criticism and Traditional Lyrical Poetry -- The Genetic Edition of Classical Texts with Multiple Variants -- On Notation that does not Refine -- Changing Structure, Changing Meaning Multiple Versions of Modern Poetry Collections as an Editorial Problem -- CD-Rom Edition of Portuguese Theatre of the 16th Century -- The First Five English Editions of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species -- Unity in Diversity -- Editing Van den vos Reynaerde -- Past, Present and Future of Editing Ferguut
Texts in multiple versions constitute the core problem of textual scholarship. For texts from antiquity and the medieval period, the many versions may be the result of manuscript transmission, requiring editors and readers to discriminate between levels of authority in variant readings produced along the chain of copying. For texts of all periods, and particularly for more modern authors, there may also be multiple authorial versions. These are of particular importance for genetic criticism, as they offer a window on the author's thinking through the developing work. The different contexts in which multiple versions may occur - different languages, different genres, different cultures, ranging in this collection from ancient Greek texts to novels by Cervantes and Aub, dramatic texts from Portugal and Germany, poetry from The Netherlands and Lithuania, scientific texts from the 19th century - provide further layers of complexity.The histories of countries are reflected in the histories of editing. In Europe, this can be seen particularly in the great period of 'nation-building' of the 19th century. Essays in this volume survey editorial activity in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in the nineteenth century, concluding that nation building and scholarly editing are twinned. As a nation searches for its own identity, textual scholarship is pressed into service to find and edit the texts on which to establish that identity. The two strands of this volume (multiple versions of texts; editions and national histories) testify to the centrality of textual editing to many fields of research. There is material here for literary scholars, historians, and for readers interested in texts from Ancient Greece to modernist classics
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Giuliani, Luigi Texts in Multiple Versions : Histories of Edition Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi,c2006 9789042023437
Subject Criticism, Textual.;Criticism
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Alt Author Brinkman, Herman
Lernout, Geert
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