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ERIC Number: ED011969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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REVISING AND RE-EDITING A GUIDE FOR COMPARATIVE AND GENERAL LITERATURE.
LAIRD, CHARLTON
THIS REPORT DESCRIBED THE EDITORIAL WORK UNDERTAKEN TO BRING TO A PUBLISHABLE STATE A COOPERATIVE, CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STUDIES ESSENTIAL TO THE BROAD STUDY OF LITERATURE AND ITS RELATIONSHIPS. THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS STARTED ABOUT 1940 AND HAD ENGAGED THE EFFORTS OF MORE THAN 100 SCHOLARS AND EDITORS. SUPPORT WAS RECEIVED FROM THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES, THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE TEACHERS OF ENGLISH. THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BECAME OBSOLETE AFTER WORK WAS STOPPED IN 1952 DUE TO INSUFFICIENT SUPPORT TO MEET HIGHER-THAN-EXPECTED PUBLISHING COSTS. CURRENT RENOVATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT REQUIRED THE CONSULTATION OF MORE THAN 20,000 ADDITIONAL BOOKS AND PERIODICALS. ABOUT 3,000 ENTRIES WERE ELIMINATED AS OBSOLETE, AND AROUND 5,000 ENTRIES, MADE AVAILABLE BY RECENT SCHOLARSHIP, WERE INCORPORATED. MANY OF THE EARLIER ANNOTATIONS WITH SUBSIDIARY REFERENCES WERE REVISED. THE COMPLETED MANUSCRIPT WAS BEING READIED FOR PRINTING AT THE TIME OF REPORTING. THE INVESTIGATOR ANTICIPATED THAT THE GUIDE WOULD BECOME AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL IN RESEARCH AND WOULD POINT THE WAY TOWARD NEW RESEARCH IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY AREAS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno.
Identifiers: Christy (Arthur); Nevada (Reno)