DID WE REALLY NEED A NEW EDITION OF 'MEDITATION OF PRZEMYSL'?. A FRAGMEN OR A BITE OF A LARGER WHOLE. A GLOSS: NON-BITING BITE OF A BITE (Czy naprawde potrzebne bylo nowe wydanie 'Rozmyslania przemyskiego'. Fragment, albo kasek wiekszej calosci. Dopi
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The article belongs to a cycle of Waclaw Twardzik's publications which explain why he (assisted by Felix Keller) found it resonable to edit the only available copy of 'Meditation of Przemysl' in a form different from that given to this text by the first editor Aleksander Bruckner. In the transcript of the new edition contains a number of changes that correct the alledged mistakes made by the copier who failed to successfully decipher his predecessor's record. The copier's mistakes range from his inability to decode cuts (abbreviations), changes in the word order, to misplacing fragments of sentences. Twardzik maintains that the editor's task is to correct the mistakes found in the text. Roman Mazurkiewicz and Tomasz Mika, the authors of a gloss entitled 'Niekasliwe ukaszenie kaska' (Non-biting bite of a bite) added to the article share Twardzik's view, and they also pay attention to the fact that apart from the apocryphe's parts with the copier's obvious mistakes one finds a vast number of other places where mistakes are merely probable or alledged. Mazurkiewicz and Mika formulate a question about the perfection degree of material and structural elements of the 'initial' fragments which is to be called for, and suggest an explanation (slightly different from that by Twardzik) for one of the innumerable syntactic puzzles of 'Meditation of Przemysl'.
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