Schwab, Richard N. “The Diderot
Problem, the Starred Articles and the Question of Attribution in the Encyclopédie (Part II).” Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 2, no. 4, Johns Hopkins University Press, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), 1969, pp. 370–438. JSTOR, JSTOR, doi:10.2307/2737636.
The beginning of this article, a continuation from Part I, contains information about the pattern of asterisk usage following Volume II, pg. 272, where Diderot used the asterisk less and seemed to write longer articles. Schwab expresses his intent not to analyze the content of starred articles, but to list them all as a resource for those who wish to study them further. Following the text, there is a table listing the total number of entries, number of pages, average length of article (in columns, and number and percent of starred entries for each volume of the Encyclopédie. Then, continuing where his previous article left off, Schwab lists the starred articles found in volumes II-X. Schwab also provides analysis on different publications and versions of the Encyclopédie whose starred articles differed from the first edition and provides insight into the “18th Volume” of articles censored by Le Breton, one of the publishers, also analyzing differences.
Country of Publication: United States
Main Classification: Authorship
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