Annotations to the Literary Works from the Second Half of the 18th Century as an Editorial Problem. Selected Issues Cover Image
  • Price 1.50 €

Przypisy do utworów z drugiej połowy XVIII wieku jako problem edytorski. Wybrane zagadnienia
Annotations to the Literary Works from the Second Half of the 18th Century as an Editorial Problem. Selected Issues

Author(s): Barbara Wolska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The first part of this article concerns the authorship of annotations to Horace’s Pieśni wszystkie Horacjusza przekładania różnych and Tacitus’ Dzieła wszystkie translated by Adam Stanisław Naruszewicz. The second part focuses on distinguishing, characteristics, and exemplification of types and functions of endnotes/footnotes to political poems published in occasional prints during the Enlightenment. It mainly concerns the works from the Four-Year Sejm period as they most fully exemplify this type of texts. The author of the article points to various editorial problems. First and foremost, they concern literary and scholarly works, which were particularly significant for the community tradition and culture. Such publications required the authors-translators of that time to be familiar with earlier sources and studies, as well as a suitable preparation of these texts for a Polish reader. Further, the considerations concern the original shorter texts which were created spontaneously at that time in response to events in the country and published in singular occasional prints. They were authored by known, less known, or, oftentimes, anonymous writers – participants of the public life. This paper also addresses the placement, form, and style of endnotes/footnotes as important components of the editorial framework of literary works in contemporary research papers and critical editions from the second half of the 18th century.

  • Page Range: 53-95
  • Page Count: 43
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish