Twentieth-Century Bibliography and Textual Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography

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In addition to historicizing, recording, and defining the nature of the 20th century's most significant textual and bibliographical achievements, this volume offers a useful introductory guide to bibliography and textual criticism and their scholarly evolution. Supplemented with expansive author, subject, and title indexes, the book provides annotated entries for more than 750 monographs and articles published during the 20th century. These are grouped in topical chapters devoted to general bibliography and ...

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Overview

In addition to historicizing, recording, and defining the nature of the 20th century's most significant textual and bibliographical achievements, this volume offers a useful introductory guide to bibliography and textual criticism and their scholarly evolution. Supplemented with expansive author, subject, and title indexes, the book provides annotated entries for more than 750 monographs and articles published during the 20th century. These are grouped in topical chapters devoted to general bibliography and textual studies, analytical bibliography, descriptive bibliography, textual criticism, historical bibliography, and enumerative bibliography.

In tracing the history of 20th-century bibliographical and textual criticism, this book surveys numerous issues and topics. These include the New Bibliography, computer and information technologies, the history and art of book collecting, the history of the book, the controversial publication of such texts as the Oxford Shakespeare and the Hans Walter Gabler edition of Ulysses, and the influence of literary theory and criticism on the contemporary direction of bibliographical and textual studies. Thus the work demonstrates the wide-ranging activities of bibliographers and textual critics, their fundamental aims, and their continuing efforts on behalf of our understanding of the physical, literary, historical, and technological aspects of authorship, the editorial process, and book production.

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In their new annotated bibliography, the coeditors of Pre-Nineteenth-Century British Book Collectors and Bibliographers and Twentieth-Century British Book Collectors and Biographers (both volumes of Gale's DLB) seek "to provide readers with a useful introductory guide to bibliography and textual criticism and their scholarly manifestations during the 20th century." The bibliography is divided into six sections-"General Bibliography and Textual Studies," "Analytical Bibliography," "Descriptive Bibliography," "Textual Criticism," "Historical Bibliography," and "Enumerative Bibliography"-which are explained in a short introductory section. Citations are to both monographs and periodical literature, primarily in English. The annotations themselves are clearly written and usually provide a good description of the cited work's aims and contents; for anthologies, however, only a listing of the essays is provided. In addition to highlighting monographs and articles, the author index covers authors of essays; subject and title indexes are also included. This specialized bibliography, compiled for advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students and scholars, is recommended for academic libraries with programs or a strong interest in book history.-Cynthia A. Johnson, Barnard Coll. Lib., New York. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Meet the Author

WILLIAM BAKER is Professor, Department of English, and Professor, University Libraries, at Northern Illinois University.

KENNETH WOMACK is Assistant Professor of English at Penn State Altoona.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by T.H. Howard-Hill

Introduction

General Bibliography and Textual Studies

Analytical Bibliography

Descriptive Bibliography

Textual Criticism

Historical Bibliography

Enumerative Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

Title Index

Biographical Notes

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