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amanuensis

noun clerk, recorder, recording secreeary, scribe, scrivener, secretary, writer

AMANUENSIS. One who write another dictates. About the beginning of the sixth century,, the tabellions (q.v.) were known by this name. 1 Sav. Dr. Rom. Moy. Age, n. 16.

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At the heart of this analysis are the questions of who physically wrote the letters and how to decide whether a letter was written in a woman's own hand or in that of an amanuensis.
In this essay, I explore what Heyns's presentation of Frieda Wroth, in her roles as amanuensis, author manque, and telepathic medium, tells us of the business of writing author-centric biographical fiction, and how the parallels between Frieda and Heyns work themselves out textually in The Typewriter's Tale.
Carey had to imitate an unlettered man's writing of a nearly whole autobiography and, for his purposes, Joe Byrne could not easily be involved as amanuensis since the writing happens over a considerable period of time.
John Sekora (1987) first characterized the black speaker and white editor/ amanuensis relationship as one of "a black message .
There are also two arrangements from Konig Alfred, an opera premiered in 1851 and composed by Joachim Raff, Liszt's amanuensis and occasional orchestrator during these years (Andante, Finale und Marsch [Magdeburg: Heinrichshofen, 1854]).
From the perspective of the other players (in evidence from letters and other archival material, plus autobiographical prose) it seems that the only other contributor who thoroughly shared that view was Lady Gregory, and then in many ways she was still somewhat willing to serve as amanuensis.
Yet despite this "improvisation," the film repeats the stereotype of the male Narcissus Echoed by his reverent female amanuensis (literally mouthing his ecriture).
We were a caricature of the metropoles, amid the pluricolored originality of our America, facing the oligarchy and its amanuensis.
Thomas went to his grave regarding Eleanour as nothing more than a dear friend, useful as an unpaid secretary, the willing amanuensis who typed his manuscripts for him.
Perhaps it was because of this capacity to mirror in the reading the undifferentiated continuum of narrated time in epistolary fiction that Fielding (determined not to become that kind of writer who 'seems to think himself obliged to keep even Pace with Time, whose Amanuensis he is' (Tom Jones, p.
A graduate of Cambridge University in England, he is the principal of AMANUENSIS Creative Group, a professional writing and consulting group located in Vienna, Va.
Singh set about marshalling evidence to challenge the authenticity of the Kartarpur manuscript as being the original text of the Adi Granth prepared under Guru Arjan's supervision and recorded by his amanuensis, Bhai Gurdas.