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Paratext


  • Here are entered works on the textual elements associated with a book that are apart from the text of the work itself, such as the text of the title page, preface, end notes, book jacket, etc.

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    • found: Work cat.: Sulle tracce del paratesto, c2004.
    • found: Romanticism on the net, Feb. 1999, via WWW(review by Chris Koenig-Woodward of G. Genette's "Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation" (1997); term developed by Genette in writings of 1979 and 1982; paratext comprises elements "inside" the confines of a bound volume, i.e. everything between and on the covers (apart from the text of the work itself), as well as elements "outside" the bound volume, i.e. public or private elements such as interviews, reviews, correspondence, diaries etc.; Genette lists the following elements: a title, a subtitle, intertitles; prefaces, postfaces, notices, forewords, etc.; marginal, infrapaginal, terminal notes; epigraphs; illustrations; blurbs, book covers, dust jackets, and many other kinds of secondary signals)
    • found: Univ. of Maryland WWW pages, May 16, 2006:courses, spring 2004, English 668k (Prof. Matthew Kirschenbaum, Dept. of English: paratext includes front matter such as title page, prefaces, and epigraphs, end matter (notes, postfaces, even reviews), and between-matter (chapter titles, intertitles, illustrations))
    • found: Dictionnaire international des termes littéraires, via WWW, May 16, 2006(paratext; defined by Genette in 1981; comprises authorial and editoral types)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 16, 2006(paratext: a zone between text and off-text; fringe of the printed text)
    • found: Lifeboat for Knowledge Organization, via WWW, May 16, 2006: concepts (paratext: devices and conventions such as titles, forewords, epigraphs and publishers' jacket copy, both within and outside a document, that form part of the complex mediation between book, author, publisher and reader)
    • notfound: OED;Chambers 21st century dictionary, via WWW, May 16, 2006
  • LC Classification

    • Z242.P37
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the textual elements associated with a book that are apart from the text of the work itself, such as the text of the title page, preface, end notes, book jacket, etc.
  • Change Notes

    • 2006-05-19: new
    • 2006-12-22: revised
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