Inscription and Erasure

Roger Chartier examines how authors transformed the material realities of writing or of publication into an aesthetic resource exploited for poetic, dramatic, or narrative ends.

Inscription and Erasure
Literature and Written Culture from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century

Roger Chartier. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

2007 | 224 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $24.95
Literature | History
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Aesthetic Mystery and the Materialities of the Written

Chapter One. Wax and Parchment: The Poems of Baudri de Bourgueil
Chapter Two. Writing and Memory: Cardenio's Librillo
Chapter Three. The Press and Fonts: Don Quixote in the Print Shop
Chapter Four. Handwritten Newsletters, Printed Gazettes: Cymbal and Butter
Chapter Five. Talking Books and Clandestine Manuscripts: The Travels of Dyrcona
Chapter Six. Text and Fabric: Anzoletto and Philomela
Chapter Seven. Commerce in the Novel: Damilaville's Tears and the Impatient Reader

Epilogue: Diderot and His Pirates