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In the grandest of senses, I suppose this means something akin to creating a tradition, whether it be the abridged tradition of hermeneutic theory, as my first anthology sought to bring together, or the sorts of traditions that the anthologizers who put together the Norton Anthologies of this or that seek to create.
Anthologizers, too, while honoring his unique place in literary history, make it clear that Hammon is "more a colonial curiosity than an authentic monument of Afro-American literature" (Long and Collier 19).
AS a novelist, he is clearly Victorian, but anthologizers of his poems have had more difficulty in placing him.
Perhaps inspired by her subject matter, Price has a gift for the aphoristic turn of phrase, as when, in her third chapter's discussion of George Eliot's anthologizers, she notes that Eliot's "protests against sententiousness are undercut more subtly by their own sententious form" (132).
Accordingly, certain household names -- perhaps most notably, Leon Battista Alberti's -- are excluded (despite its familiarity to Renaissance scholars and anthologizers, I libri della famiglia went unpublished in the Cinquecento) in favor of bestselling authors now largely unknown.
While anthologizers Aldo Francesco Massera (Sonetti burleschi e realistici dei primi due secoli, Bari: Laterza, 1940), Mario Marti (I poeti giocosi del tempo di Dante, Milano: Rizzoli, 1956), and Maurizio Vitale (Rimatori comico-realistici del Due e Trecento, Torino: UTET, 1956) consider them part of the comic movement, recent scholars such as Steven Botterill and Gary Cestaro have questioned their classification as strictly jocose poets.
But at this stage of my argument, I want to be clear that I don't believe the answer is simply to abandon the often valuable work that anthologizers perform by making such resources available.
Most singers and anthologizers have not realized that the piece is not in the scholarly Lassus canon or that it needed to be questioned, and many Lassus experts have not known that the piece existed.
The complexity of Chesnutt's maneuvering within the local-color tradition can be appreciated in "Hot-Foot Hannibal," a tale neglected by anthologizers and frequently dismissed by critics because of its puzzling absence of subversive content.
Al-Mufaddal, however--unlike anthologizers of a later period--always tried to present complete poems as they had been preserved.
Most subsequent critics--poetry anthologizers, for example--have dealt with nineteenth century poetry by simply 'writing over' Curnow, an option which I too took.
The result is not only a loss of representativeness for her/his literature, notwithstanding the avowed aim of the Western--or in this case US -- anthologizers to increase the representativeness of such literatures, but also a loss of identity on her or his part.