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A critique of modern textual criticism

Author: Jerome J McGann
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : University Press of Virginia, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This small but powerful book initiated a major shift in literary theory and method when it was first published in 1983. Starting from a critical inquiry into certain specialized issues in the practice of editing, McGann gradually unfolds an argument for a general revaluation of the grounds of literary study as a whole. -- Amazon.com.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome J McGann
ISBN: 0813914183 9780813914183
OCLC Number: 25831872
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Description: xxiv, 146 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Modern textual criticism : a schematic history --
Modern textual criticism : the central problems --
The ideology of final intentions --
A modern instance : editing Byron --
Final intentions and textual versions --
Final authorial intentions : exceptions and misconceptions --
The problem of literary authority --
Modernized editions and the theory of textual criticism --
Summary --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jerome J. McGann.

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