The Place of Fredson Bowers in Mediaeval Editing.
Incidental references to PPl and the edition of Kane-Donaldson; urges editors of medieval texts to avail themselves more thoroughly of Fredson Bowers’s methodology and principles of textual editing. Except for works that are of discrete multiple authority (Bowers) or are vertical (G. Thomas Tanselle) and hence not susceptible to a single authorial intention or to reduction to a primary moment of composition or publication (e.g., PPl and Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women), Bowers’s doctrine of double authority can be employed.
PBSA 82 (1988): 53-69.
Greetham, D. C.