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The Author's Hand and the Printer's Mind

Roger Chartier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2014.
Language
Translated from the French
ISBN
9780745656014, 0745656013, 9780745656021 (pb), 0745656021 (pb)
Summary
In Early Modern Europe the first readers of a book were not those who bought it. They were the scribes who copied the author's or translator's manuscript, the censors who licensed it, the publisher who decided to put this title in his catalogue, the copy editor who prepared the text for the press, divided it and added punctuation, the typesetters who composed the pages of the book, and the proof reader who corrected them. The author's hand cannot be separated from the printers' mind. This book is devoted to the process of publication of the works that framed their readers' representations of the past or of the world. Linking cultural history, textual criticism and bibliographical studies, dealing with canonical works--like Cervantes' Don Quixote or Shakespeare's plays--as well as lesser known texts, Roger Chartier identifies the fundamental discontinuities that transformed the circulation of the written word between the invention of printing and the definition, three centuries later, of what we call 'literature'.--Back cover.
Contents
  • Part I. The past in the present
  • Listen to the dead with your eyes
  • History : reading time
  • History and social science : a return to Braudel
  • Part II. What is a book?
  • The powers of print
  • The author's hand
  • Pauses and pitches
  • Translation
  • Part III. Texts and meanings
  • Memory and writing
  • Paratext and preliminaries
  • Publishing Cervantes
  • Publishing Shakespeare
  • The time of the work.
Description
xiii, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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