By G. Thomas Tanselle

Textual criticism—the conventional time period for the duty of comparing the authority of the phrases and punctuation of a text—is frequently thought of an project initial to literary feedback: many of us think that the task of textual critics is to supply trustworthy texts for literary critics to research. G. Thomas Tanselle argues, to the contrary, that the 2 actions can't be separated.

The textual critic, in identifying between textual variations and correcting what seem to be textual error, necessarily routines serious judgment and displays a selected viewpoint towards the character of literature. And the literary critic, in studying the which means of a piece or passage, should be (though hardly is) severe of the make-up of each textual content of it, together with these produced by way of scholarly editors.

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