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Attributing Authorship

An Introduction

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Attributing Authorship by Harold Love
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Recent literary scholarship has seen a shift of interest away from questions of attribution. Yet these questions remain urgent and important for any historical study of writing, and have been given a powerful new impetus by advances in statistical studies of language and the coming on line of large databases of texts in machine-searchable form. The present book is the first comprehensive survey of the field from a literary perspective to appear for forty years. It covers both traditional and computer based approaches to attribution, and evaluates each in respect of their potentialities and limitations. It revisits a number of famous controversies, including those concerning the authorship of the Homeric poems, books from the Old and New Testaments, and the plays of Shakespeare. Written with wit as well as erudition Attributing Authorship will make this intriguing field accessible for students and scholars alike.

Author Biography

Harold Love is Professor of English at Monash University. He has written extensively on early modern English literature and the history of the performing arts in Australia.
Release date NZ
June 20th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
280
Dimensions
152x228x19
ISBN-13
9780521783392
Product ID
1771816

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