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Esaú E Jacob E Memorial De Aires: Manuscritos Que Viajam

Silva, ACS; (2019) Esaú E Jacob E Memorial De Aires: Manuscritos Que Viajam. Machado de Assis em Linha : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Machadianos , 12 (26) pp. 125-160. 10.1590/1983-6821201912268. Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines the manuscripts of the novels Esau and Jacob (1904) and Ayres Memorial (1908) by Machado de Assis. The two genetic files are composed, respectively, by 834 and 484 folios and are in the Brazilian Academy of Letters, in Rio de Janeiro. Based on the typology of genetic documentation established by De Biasi (1996), I establish the type of genetic document they constitute. Both genetic dossiers challenge the traditional extrapolation of textual trajectories represented by a particular genetic dossier, that is, a chronological chain of documents ranging from initial work plans to concrete text. Starting from data obtained from the codicological analysis of the two documents, the contracts and the passive and active correspondence of the author, I will show that: 1) the production of a "clean copy" for the composition of the first edition of the novels served to writer as a retextualization tool, taking him back to the stage of composition, which generated several scriptural and material transformations in the folios; and 2) that both documents served as the basis for the typographic composition of the first edition of the respective novels. Various stages, phases, operational functions, and folio types are present in each document. They witness the work of manuscript preparation and retextualizationbon à tirer and the production process of the first editions, which officially begins when the editor contracts the works by contract and sends the manuscripts to Paris.

Type: Article
Title: Esaú E Jacob E Memorial De Aires: Manuscritos Que Viajam
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1590/1983-6821201912268
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1590/1983-6821201912268
Language: Portuguese
Additional information: Copyright © This is an open access article published under a Creative Commons license.
Keywords: Esau and Jacob; Ayres Memorial; Garnier; genetic criticism; codicology; letters
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058628
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