Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

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Yale University Press, Sep 1, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 324 pages
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An examination of all varieties of marginalia, from casual scribbles to lengthy arguments. It introduces us to annotators, both celebrated and unknown, whose jottings in book margins reveal much about themselves, their relationships with other readers, and their involvement with books.
 

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Marginalia, which generally refers to handwritten or printed text located in the margins of a page, have been around practically as long as there have been margins to write in. Nowadays, people have ... Read full review

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Contents

Physical Features
18
History
44
Motives for Marginalia
81
Object Lessons
101
Two Profiles
149
Books for Fanatics
179
Poetics
204
Book Use or Book Abuse
234
Afterword
259
Notes
267
Bibliography of Annotated Books Cited
287
Bibliography of Secondary Works Cited
301
Acknowledgments
313
Index
315
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H.J. Jackson is professor of English at the University of Toronto.

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