Hannah Sullivan – « The virtues of redrafting »

Published in 2013, this study of revision and redrafting focuses on Modernism and modernist writers, including Woolf.
Hannah Sullivan, The Work of Revision, Harvard University Press, 2013. ISBN 9780674073128


« Revision might seem to be an intrinsic part of good writing. But Hannah Sullivan argues that we inherit our faith in the virtues of redrafting from early-twentieth-century modernism. Closely examining changes made in manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and others, she shows how modernist approaches to rewriting shaped literary style, and how the impulse to touch up, alter, and correct can sometimes go too far. »

Hannah Sullivan, The Work of Revision

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