The editor's solution, displayed in half-tone, is supported by footnotes, while the critical apparatus
provides a full discussion of the issues related to this problematic Sarabande, including all of the editorial emendations.
Generally, too, the Helm are more clearly organized into useful sections, have a less heavy editorial control, and a more thorough and modern critical apparatus
, containing a life chronology, a bibliography of the author's works, the indispensable titles of critical response, and even a list of relevant films.
In volume 1 this premise is seemingly taken to an extreme: the editors Folena and Loreggian cite no sources at all, and include succinct editorial criteria but no critical apparatus
other than sparse footnotes.
The Latin text is reliable and accompanied by a useful critical apparatus
, which attests to accurate collation and which also cites sources.
Most commonly used index-based retrieval programs cannot really handle many of the complex features of scholarly texts such as marginalia, the critical apparatus
and parallel texts which were discussed earlier in this article.
Although the present edition, given a new foreword by Yves Beauchemin, does not restore the full critical apparatus
of the first French edition of 1979, it does includes a short bibliography, something that was singularly lacking in the truncated French edition of 1983 (see our review, Journal of European Studies, xiv (1984), 231-2).
One is tempted to believe that he simply provides one further illustration of the fact that the critical apparatus
which some authors support and justify cannot be applied to others without descent into the merely ludicrous.
In subsequent books--including Mythologies (1957), Essais critiques (1964; Critical Essays), and La Tour Eiffel (1964; The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies )--he applied the same critical apparatus
to the "mythologies" (i.
The impeccably edited present volume, enriched like the two preceding volumes with a richly informative critical apparatus
, shows in vivid and poignant detail Helvetius' struggle to persevere in his philosophical enterprise despite his precarious situation caused by the affaire de l'Esprit, the increasingly fragile state of his health, and his pessimistic outlook on contemporary France and on the future of the Encyclopedic movement.
With regard to the critical apparatus
, the variants and notes would have been better placed after each text, rather than grouped together right at the end.
Based instead on the 1544 edition, Michel Bideaux's new edition of the first book of Amadis de Gaule includes a substantially larger critical apparatus
, resulting in a rather imposing volume of some 700 pages--another chapter in the fortunes of Amadis de Gaule, which Herberay initially presented as appropriate light reading for idle aristocrats in his 1540 preface.
My review of the Hawthorne/Constable translation will focus on some aspects of their translation choices, on the critical apparatus
, and on some new meanings that this translation makes possible.
The critical apparatus
that Bertelli and Ribiere have furnished is a model of the genre.
AB: Because the critical apparatus
had become displaced by that machine, with the collectors waiting for us at one end and the dealers pushing us in at the other.
To make full use of the edition and of the critical apparatus
, the reader would be well advised to study the chapters on "sources" (pp.