Danny Karlin, 7 January 1993
Show More Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West by M.B. Parkes.
Scolar, 327 pp., £55, September 1992, 0 85967 742 7Show More
“... were free to do so. The exercise of this judgment has social as well as literary implications. As Parkes says, the merit of scriptio continua was that it presented the reader with a neutral text. To introduce graded pauses while reading involved an interpretation of the text, an activity requiring literary judgment and therefore one properly reserved to the ...”