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

Author: John Bryant
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2002.
Series: Editorial theory and literary criticism.
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bryant, John, 1949-
Fluid text.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606944394
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bryant
ISBN: 0472098152 9780472098156 0472068156 9780472068159
OCLC Number: 49326816
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Fluid Text --
Ch. 1. Textual Debate: Intended Texts and Social Texts --
Ch. 2. Work as Concept: Intentionalist Historicism and the Ontology of Literary Work --
Ch. 3. Work as Energy: Materialist Historicism and the Poetics of Social Text --
Ch. 4. Fluid Text Moment: Versions of the Version --
Ch. 5. Readers and Revision --
Ch. 6. Pleasures of the Fluid Text --
Ch. 7. Editing the Fluid Text: Agenda and Praxis --
Ch. 8. Coda: America as Fluid Text.
Series Title: Editorial theory and literary criticism.
Responsibility: John Bryant.
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