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On Bibliography

If I had a dollar for every invective Iíve heard against reference lists (and for the ones Iíve muttered myself, when bibliographic carelessness tips me over the edge), Iíd quit editing and publish a journal of my own called Psychoanalysis and Sedition. But I donít. So here is Plan B: two studies of the form and function of the all-important reference apparatus. These could seduce a tabloid reporter into taking up bibliography-making as a hobby. Please note that this little reference list is carefully formatted in JAPA styleÖ

Grafton, A. (1997). The Footnote: A Curious History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Hoffman, H.H. (1978). Bibliography: Without Footnotes, 2nd edition. Newport Beach, CA: Headway Publications.

Zerby, C. (2002). The Devil's Details: A History of Footnotes. New York: Simon & Schuster.

 

Scholarly punctilio requires me to point out, however, that Jungian analyst Stephen Simmer* has a different take on all of this. Reference footnotes, says Simmer, "are a criminal record. In them we confess our guilt to crimes of theft, fraud, extortion and murder. We admit the poverty and dishonesty of our own insight; little or nothing of what we say really belongs to us. In footnotes we are revealed like a criminal in the stocks, with our crimes displayed below for all to see. 'I have pillaged the grave of Plato, I have stolen from Emerson, I have maimed and slaughtered Freud, and you can see for yourself how wretchedly I have wronged them.'"

No wonder we hate 'em. 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Simmer, S. (1981). The academy of the Dead. Spring 41:89Ė106.

 

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