Gower Bibliography

Authorial Revision in Some Late-Medieval English Texts

Pearsall, Derek. "Authorial Revision in Some Late-Medieval English Texts." In Crux and Controversy in Middle English Textual Criticism. Ed. Minnis, A. J. and Brewer, Charlotte. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1992, pp. 39-48.


Cites recent arguments (promulgated by Peter Nicholson) concerning the role of scribes in the creation of what Macaulay identified as stages of revision in the MSS of CA, in his discussion of the tendency of modern editors to resist or reject theories of authorial revision of Middle English works that were accepted by preceding generations of scholars. [PN. Copyright The John Gower Society. JGN 12.1]

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Confessio Amantis
Manuscripts and Textual Studies

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