Abstract

This essay relates the interpretation of Mary Wroth's poetry to the material conditions of their appearance in the autograph manuscript, 'Pamphilia to Amphilanthus'. In it I consider issues that link the process of editing to some neglected aspects of Wroth's style. I look at the Folger manuscript of Wroth's poems and compare it with other manuscript poetry in order to explore how editing needs to take into account the material details of such texts. I relate the editing out of the 'noise' of such texts to the process of smoothing out difficulties in interpreting Wroth's poems. Finally I venture a few tentative suggestions as to why Wroth may have deliberately chosen a 'concealing' syntax for her poetry

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Additional Information

ISSN
1832-8334
Print ISSN
0313-6221
Pages
pp. 133-148
Launched on MUSE
2013-02-14
Open Access
No
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