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Fragmentary Forms of Imitative Fantasy

Fragmentary Forms of Imitative Fantasy

Booklet 3 of the Auchinleck Manuscript

Chapter:
(p.105) Chapter Two Fragmentary Forms of Imitative Fantasy
Source:
Fragments and Assemblages
Author(s):
Arthur Bahr
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.003.0003

This chapter presents a reading of booklet 3 of the Auchinleck manuscript. It argues that the codicological elements of booklet 3—its internal structure, relation to the rest of the manuscript, and codicological details such as catchwords and page layout—both complement and complicate its texts' literary explorations of fantasies.

Keywords:   medieval manuscripts, codicological elements, fantasies, auchinleck manuscript

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