Re: a note on primary texts

Beth W. Baldwin (bobaldwi@HAMLET.UNCG.EDU)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 12:31:49 -0400

On Thu, 10 Oct 1996, Bob King wrote:

> The question that occurs to me is which text in the primary text are we
> going to talk about? For example, it's possible to be implying, in text,
> that someone is an elitist or whatever, without ever actually writing it.
> So there are these questions, for me anyway, about where *the* text
> actually is, because there are texts, subtexts, etc. in any primary text.

You're absolutely right. And my point is that you or I or anyone else
would be compelled to return to the primary text to determine whether or
not such could be reasonably inferred.


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