Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England

Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England by Leo Carruthers & Raeleen Chai-elsholz & Tatjana Silec

By: Leo Carruthers & Raeleen Chai-elsholz & Tatjana Silec

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9780230100268
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Hardcover
Pages
267
Dimensions
147 x 210 x 20mm

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"Witnesses to the disappearance of a text, palimpsest manuscripts bear the marks of their own genesis, for their original inscription was rubbed out and written over on the same parchment. Erasure is a prerequisite of reinscription; destruction paves theway for renewal. Thus the palimpsest is an image of the processes of revision and accretion which shape medieval literary production. This collection explores analogies of erasure and rewriting observed in editorial and literary practices underlying the production of texts from medieval England. Whether palimpsests are the primary focus of study or serve as a metaphor for various phenomena of loss and accumulation, all the essays investigate the process of reinscription. "--Provided by publisher.
ISBN:
9780230100268
Publication Date:
15 / 03 / 2011
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
147 x 210 x 20mm

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