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Scribal correction and literary craft : English manuscripts 1375-1510, Daniel Wakelin

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Scribal correction and literary craft : English manuscripts 1375-1510
Title
Scribal correction and literary craft
Title remainder
English manuscripts 1375-1510
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Wakelin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This extensive survey of scribal correction in English manuscripts explores what correcting reveals about attitudes to books, language and literature in late medieval England. Daniel Wakelin surveys a range of manuscripts and genres, but focuses especially on poems by Chaucer, Hoccleve and Lydgate, and on prose works such as chronicles, religious instruction and practical lore. His materials are the variants and corrections found in manuscripts, phenomena usually studied only by editors or palaeographers, but his method is the close reading and interpretation typical of literary criticism. From the corrections emerge often overlooked aspects of English literary thinking in the late Middle Ages: scribes, readers and authors seek, though often fail to achieve, invariant copying, orderly spelling, precise diction, regular verse and textual completeness. Correcting reveals their impressive attention to scribal and literary craft - its rigour, subtlety, formalism and imaginativeness - in an age with little other literary criticism in English"--
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Wakelin, Daniel
Dewey number
091/.0942
Index
index present
LC call number
Z106.5.G7
LC item number
W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
91
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Transmission of texts
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Transmission of texts
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Scribes
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • English literature
  • Books
  • English literature
  • Books
  • Transmission of texts
  • English literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • England
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Transmission of texts
  • England
Label
Scribal correction and literary craft : English manuscripts 1375-1510, Daniel Wakelin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Contexts -- Inviting correction -- Copying, varying and correcting -- People and institutions -- Craft -- Techniques -- Accuracy -- Writing well -- Literary criticism -- Diction, tone and style -- Form -- Completeness -- Implications -- Authorship -- Conclusion: varying, correcting and critical thinking
Control code
880541460
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781107076228
Lccn
2014010611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880541460
Label
Scribal correction and literary craft : English manuscripts 1375-1510, Daniel Wakelin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Contexts -- Inviting correction -- Copying, varying and correcting -- People and institutions -- Craft -- Techniques -- Accuracy -- Writing well -- Literary criticism -- Diction, tone and style -- Form -- Completeness -- Implications -- Authorship -- Conclusion: varying, correcting and critical thinking
Control code
880541460
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781107076228
Lccn
2014010611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880541460

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