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The fluid text : a theory of revision and editing for book and screen / John Bryant

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The fluid text : a theory of revision and editing for book and screen / John Bryant
Title
The fluid text
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a theory of revision and editing for book and screen / John Bryant
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Theorists, scholars, and critics usually consider literary works to be fixed objects, assuming that any variations in the text of a work should be stabilized, reduced, eliminated. John Bryant urges that these variations create valuable records of the interactions between the artist and society. Preprint revisions, revised editions, adaptations for film, and expurgations for children are among the many forms of flux that shape literary works and position them relative to their audiences. Fully understanding the life of a literary work in its cultural situation requires recognizing the fluidity of text, and the present work makes the first coherent theoretical, critical, and editorial approach to the study of revision. The author develops his theory and its critical application drawing upon the example of Melville's Typee, using its various versions to present protocols for fluid text analysis. He shows how the mountain of scholarly material comprising the fluid text can be presented by a partnership of book and computer screen, in ways that offer new opportunities, insights, and pleasures for scholars and readers. The Fluid Text: A Theory of Revision and Editing for Book and Screen is written in a clear and accessible style and will appeal to scholars and students in editorial theory, literary criticism and analysis, and anyone concerned with the information architecture of complex literary works in digital media. John Bryant is Professor of English, Hofstra University. His most recent book is an edition of Melville's Tales, Poems, and Other Writings
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Bryant, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Editorial theory and literary criticism
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  • Editing
  • Motion picture authorship
Label
The fluid text : a theory of revision and editing for book and screen / John Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-190) 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Fluid Text.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Textual Debate: Intended Texts and Social Texts.
  • p. 17
  • Ch. 2.
  • Work as Concept: Intentionalist Historicism and the Ontology of Literary Work.
  • p. 30
  • Ch. 3.
  • Work as Energy: Materialist Historicism and the Poetics of Social Text.
  • p. 44
  • Ch. 4.
  • Fluid Text Moment: Versions of the Version.
  • p. 64
  • Ch. 5.
  • Readers and Revision.
  • p. 88
  • Ch. 6.
  • Pleasures of the Fluid Text.
  • p. 112
  • Ch. 7.
  • Editing the Fluid Text: Agenda and Praxis.
  • p. 141
  • Ch. 8.
  • Coda: America as Fluid Text.
  • p. 173
  • Notes.
  • p. 179
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
ocm49326816
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 198 p.
Isbn
9780472068159
Lccn
2002003605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The fluid text : a theory of revision and editing for book and screen / John Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-190) 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Fluid Text.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Textual Debate: Intended Texts and Social Texts.
  • p. 17
  • Ch. 2.
  • Work as Concept: Intentionalist Historicism and the Ontology of Literary Work.
  • p. 30
  • Ch. 3.
  • Work as Energy: Materialist Historicism and the Poetics of Social Text.
  • p. 44
  • Ch. 4.
  • Fluid Text Moment: Versions of the Version.
  • p. 64
  • Ch. 5.
  • Readers and Revision.
  • p. 88
  • Ch. 6.
  • Pleasures of the Fluid Text.
  • p. 112
  • Ch. 7.
  • Editing the Fluid Text: Agenda and Praxis.
  • p. 141
  • Ch. 8.
  • Coda: America as Fluid Text.
  • p. 173
  • Notes.
  • p. 179
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
ocm49326816
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 198 p.
Isbn
9780472068159
Lccn
2002003605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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