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Partage de l'autorité et anonymisation de l'œuvre : patronymes et signatures dans l'œuvre imprimée de François Patrice de Sienne

Abstract : Far from merely putting forward two possibilities for the attribution of the work - the name of the author, on the one hand, the symbol or address of the printer, on the other, and at best, both present on the title page - the Renaissance book’s material reality defines a complex space where multiple signatures, both explicit and more discrete, can be encountered simultaneously. From the mention of a first kind of ownership regarding the published product, which derives from the authorisation to print, through to the colophon and even to the book’s binding, where the owner also imprints his mark, and taking in, in passing, the author’s portrait in the frontispiece, the quantity of authorial and editorial paratexts, the preliminary pieces by third parties, etc, these books submit any number of places where either collective or varied and distinct signatures can assert themselves according to different modalities and testify to both the collaboration which has given rise to the published work, and to the competition therein. A product of plural authoriality, the printed literary work is thus revealed as the object of different modes of appropriation, whose textual and non-textual forms (indication of a name, motto, printer’s stamp, typographical blocks and wood used, authorisation texts, etc) testify to the multiple modes of communication that establish themselves between the reader and the different “actors” - the text’s writer, the printer, the bookseller, the engraver, the translator, the preface writer, and even the font engraver. Examining how a body of work, derived from the writings of the medieval compiler François Patrice de Sienne, was edited and reedited throughout the 16th century, will allow us to bring to light these successive re-appropriations, which end up stressing the book’s belonging to what will later be known as “public domain”.
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Anne Réach-Ngô. Partage de l'autorité et anonymisation de l'œuvre : patronymes et signatures dans l'œuvre imprimée de François Patrice de Sienne. Littératures classiques, Société de littératures classiques (SLC) / différents éditeurs, 2013, L’anonymat de l’œuvre (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles), 1 (80), pp.17-33. ⟨10.3917/licla.080.0017⟩. ⟨halshs-02882794⟩



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