Editing as a Theoretical Pursuit

  • Jerome McGann


In a trenchant metatheoretical essay, Lee Patterson investigates what he calls “The Kane-Donaldson Piers Plowman,” that is to say, the 1975 Athlone Press edition of the poem’s so-called B Text. 1 say “metatheoretical” because the edition itself constitutes the primary theoretical event. Patterson’s essay elucidates the theory of that extraordinary work of scholarship.


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  1. 3.
    I discuss this aspect throughout my recent study of Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Game that Must be Lost (New Haven: Yale UP, 2000).Google Scholar

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