Title Background

Response [to John M. Bowers ‘<i>Piers Plowman</i>‘s William Langland: Editing the Text, ‘<i>Piers Plowman</i>‘s William Langland: Editing the Text, Writing the Author’s Life’]

Response [to John M. Bowers ‘Piers Plowman‘s William Langland: Editing the Text, ‘Piers Plowman‘s William Langland: Editing the Text, Writing the Author’s Life’]

The fact of massive revision – authorial or scribal – in PPl makes decisions about editing impossible without previously committing oneself to a view on authorship. Specifically, as Donaldson argued, the B text can be corrected only from A and/or C if single authorship is assumed.

Volume

YLS 9 (1995): 91-94.

Cross Reference

32349 , 32386

Author

Brewer, Charlotte.