Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 326.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 06:21:13 +0100
From: Norman Hinton <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: 17.321 Lederberg on priorities in publication
Well, Willard,I'd start by saying that Lederburg clearly has a totally
different notion of "primary literature" than we have in Lit -- I guess his
is works by scientists (?) and ours is poetry, novels, drama, etc. and
while he can I guess insist that his primary lit is inviolable, ours
certainly is not: just compare different editions of many classic and
medieval works (and later too -- see the newer Shakespeare editions) to see
great differences in text, etc. Some of these differences make for major
changes in interpretation -- cf recent editions of King Lear, for instance.
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