Crux and Controversy in Middle English Textual Criticism

Crux and Controversy in Middle English Textual Criticism

Edited by A.J. Minnis, Charlotte Brewer

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New essays exploring the complex issues involved in editing Middle English texts.
Recent developments in literary theory have subjected traditionalnotions of the status of author, text and readers to intensive scrutiny.These concerns have major implications for scholars working on thetheory of editing texts, especially in considering the question ofwhich version of a text (if more than one survives) should be published,and how other versions, and other evidence, should be taken into account.
The enterprise of editing Middle English texts - works produced before printing - raises and focuses these issues in an especially interesting form. In particular, controversy has raged about how best to resolve the textual problems presented by Piers Plowman and The Canterbury Tales. This volumeaddresses many of the issues which face the editors of Middle English texts today.

Contributors: DEREK PEARSALL, T.W. MACHAN, NORMAN BLAKE, NICHOLAS JACOBS, S.S. HUSSEY, RALPH HANNA III, CHARLOTTE BREWER, ANNE HUDSON.

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June 1992
149 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859913218
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000
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An admirable collection of eight essays on current editorial issues in Middle English... this stimulating book. ANGLIA
The present collection is a particularly high-powered one, a volume covering the greatest possible range of relevant topics and discussed by leading experts in the field. NOTES AND QUERIES
York conferences go from strength to strength. REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES

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