Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

On the Matter of Authority in Almeida Garrett’s Frei Luís de Sousa

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This article reflects on the concept of authority by taking into account the writing and transmission history of Frei Luís de Sousa, the most influential play by the Romanic Portuguese author Almeida Garrett (1799-1854). Following Siegfried Scheibe’s view on this concept, I argue that all extant versions of the play are authorized and that, in different degrees, all of them offer resistance to Garrett’s intent on controlling the text. When, towards the end of his life, Garrett decided to establish his literary archive, his attitudes and thinking support the Scheibe’s notion that all “discarded stages, transitional and no longer of interest” exist on an equal footing with the printed text (Scheibe 1995, 175). This non-hierarchical approach to the extant versions is the basis for an assessment of a critical edition of the play published in 1943 and of another on-going edition of Garrett’s text.

10.1163/9789401212113_008
/content/books/b9789401212113s008
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation