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Marie-Claire Blais: Manuscript Gallery (continued)

Visions d'Anna ou le vertige: Evolution of a text (page 5 of 6)

Typescript sequence

This sequence of typescripts shows the many revisions that can occur for each page of a work. It also shows Blais' unconventional method of revision. Rather than revising a complete typescript and then retyping the work, Blais would revise page by page, retyping the page with each revision.

Page 23   Page 24

First version of page 25   Early version of page 25

Fourth version of page 25   Sixth version of page 25

Early and radically revised version of page 27   Second revision of page 27

Eighth version of page 27   Late revision to page 27

First version of page 29   Second version of page 29

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