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Humanist Archives: Jan. 25, 2019, 6:32 a.m. Humanist 32.381 - the critical edition as art

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 381.
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        Date: 2019-01-24 09:41:27+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: the critical edition as art

Thanks to academia.edu, notice of the Prologue to a recent book, Vishwa
Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, Philology and Criticism: A Guide to
Mahābhārata Textual Criticism, came to me this morning. Some here will,
perhaps, be glad to know of it. Commenting on the painting chosen for
the cover of the book, Czech artist František Kupka (1871–1957)'s Le
Premier Pas or The First Step, the authors observe that, "The choice of
abstract art to illustrate the concept of a critical edition may seem
strange at first, yet it is also obvious when one considers that, like
abstract art, stemmata are idealized representations of relationships
that have no basis in matter."

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Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London;
Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary
Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist

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