Handing Over Walter Scott? The Writer's Hand on the English and French Marketplace

Abstract : This essay reassesses Scott's 'handing down' strategy in a Romantic context, from his 'multi-handed' authorial technique and his staging of the transmission process into publication, to the role of the often-intrusive hand of the translator and the question of the variability of the text. The essay begins by exploring the author's fetishization of the hand motif and the way it reflects on his own writing practices. Affected from an early age by chilblains, Scott literally had to rely on helping hands all through his career. As a writer, his relationship to the hand and the act of writing was therefore paradoxical. The hand as a motif in Scott's writing is
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Céline Sabiron. Handing Over Walter Scott? The Writer's Hand on the English and French Marketplace. “Handing Over Walter Scott? The Writer’s Hand on the English and French Marketplace”. Yearbook of English Studies 2017 on Sir Walter Scott, 47, pp.58, 2017, ⟨10.5699/yearenglstud.47.2017.0058⟩. ⟨hal-02313551⟩

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