Adam Smyth: Editorial Interference
5 July 2012
Show More The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe (Panizzi Lectures) by Anthony Grafton.
British Library, 144 pp., £30, September 2011, 978 0 7123 5845 3Show More
“... as a space for anyone ‘that will make & keepe notes of any actes, deedes, or thinges that passeth from time to time, worthy of memory, to be registered’. Far from killing off scribal activity, printing functioned, in Stallybrass’s words, as ‘a revolutionary incitement to writing by hand’. The printing press’s capacity to stabilise texts – to ...”