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Sources of information about The Manuscript Found in Saragossa and its author, Jan Potocki, available in English


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Unless otherwise noted, quotations from The Manuscript Found in Saragossa in this blog are taken from the following edition:

. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. Translated by Ian MacLean. New York: Penguin Classics, 1996.

Since I use the Kindle edition of the book, I don't specify page numbers in my references; instead I refer to the "Days" Potocki used as chapters.




The Manuscript Found in Saragossa: Literary Criticism, Reviews, and Context


. "From Fantastic to Familiar: Jan Potocki's Manuscript Found in Saragossa." Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal 37, no. 4 (): 283–300. doi:10.1080/08905495.2015.1055875.

Białas, Zbigniew, ed. Under the Gallows of Zoto's Brothers: Essays on The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. Katowice, Poland: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ślaskiego, 2001. This collection of essays, written in English mostly by Polish scholars and published in Poland, can be extremely hard to find in the United States. After locating information about it through the WorldCat database, I was able to borrow a copy from a university library through the U.S. interlibrary loan system.
· , introduction to Under the Gallows of Zoto's Brothers: Essays on The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, 1114.
· , "The Philosopher's Writing Hand. Potocki's Manuscrit trouvée à Saragosse and the Spectre," 1740.
· , "Ghosts, Hosts and Honour," 4160.
· , "The Ghost Factor in Jan Potocki's The Manuscript Found in Saragossa: The Subversive Potential of the Unreal," 6184.
· , "Demonic Seduction (a Nietzschean Reading of Jan Potocki's The Manuscript Found in Saragossa)," 85101.
· , "Fabula Interrupta," 102113. This essay was also published in Comparative Criticism 24.
· , "The Loom of the Land," 114131.
· , "The Labyrinth of Melancholic Mind in The Manuscript Found in Saragossa," 132145.
· , "Fantastic Constructions of the Contingent—Some Generic Remarks about Jan Potocki's The Manuscript Found in Saragossa and John Fowles' The Magus," 150187.
· , "Two Labyrinths in Two Novels: Stanisław Lem and Jan Potocki," 188210.

"Nesting Time." [Review of the book The Manuscript Found in Saragossa.] London Review of Books 17, no. 2 (): 1415, . 3555 words.

. "A Thousand and Two Nights." [Reviews the book `The Manuscript Found in Saragossa,' by Jan Potocki.] The American Scholar 66, no. 1 (): 152154. 1154 words. This article is accessible through the ProQuest Research Library, a subscription database that many public library systems in the United States make available to their patrons.

Gliński, Mikołaj. "Was Jan Potocki a Kabbalist? Revisiting The Manuscript Found in Saragossa." Published online December 23, 2015. The Culture.pl website, operated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, accessed March 16, 2016: http://culture.pl/en/article/was-jan-potocki-a-kabbalist-revisiting-the-manuscript-found-in-saragossa

Greenall, Annjo Klungervik, and Domhnall Mitchell, eds. Cultural Mélange in Aesthetic Practices. Bergen, Norway: Fagbokforlaget, 2015. ISBN 978-82-450-1721-2.
· , "Friction, facts and fiction: Hybridity in Jean Potocki’s ‘Oriental’ travelogues."

. European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760–1960. New York: Manchester University Press, 2002. I was able to borrow a copy of this book through the U.S. interlibrary loan system.
· , introduction to European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760–1960, 115.
· , "Potocki's Gothic Arabesque: embedded narrative and the treatment of boundaries in The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (1797–1815)," 183203.

. The Arabian Nights: A Companion. London: Penguin Books, 1994.

. "A Problem in Plagiarism: Washington Irving and Cousen de Courchamps." In Comparative Literature 20, no. 2 (): 157169. This article explains how Jan Potocki's story of the Commander of Toralva from The Manuscript Found in Saragossa came to be published by Washington Irving as the short story "The Grand Prior of Minorca."

Mehtonen, P.M., and Matti Savolainen, eds. Gothic Topographies: Language, Nation Building and 'Race'. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013. ISBN 9781409451662.
· , "Jan Potocki in the Intertextual Tradition of the Roman Anglais (the Gothic Novel)," 1323.

. "New take on legendary book — Strange web of reason, catastrophe in "Saragossa'." [Book review.] San Francisco Examiner (), Style section. 896 words. This article is accessible through the ProQuest Research Library, a subscription database that many public library systems in the United States make available to their patrons.

. The History of Polish Literature. London: The Macmillan Company, 1969. This book is no longer in print, so it can be hard to locate, but I was able to borrow a copy through the U.S. interlibrary loan system. I found Chapter 6, "The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century—The Enlightenment," most useful.

Shaffer, E. S., ed. Comparative Criticism 24. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002. doi:10.1017. I was able to borrow a copy of this book through the U.S. interlibrary loan system.
· , "Fantastic currencies in comparative literature: gothic to postmodern," introduction to Comparative Criticism 24, xvxxv. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005632.
· , "Jan Potocki and his Polish milieu," 5577. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005450.
· , "The Comic Effect in The Manuscript Found in Saragossa," translated by Charlotte Pattison, 7998. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005462.
· , "Quotation and intertextuality: the books in The Manuscript Found in Saragossa," translated by Catherine Nicolson, 99110. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005474.
· , "Fabula interrupta: on taking (textual) liberties," 111120. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005486. This essay was also published in the collection Under the Gallows of Zoto's Brothers: Essays on The Manuscript Found in Saragossa.
· , "The European 'nights' tradition: Potocki and Odoevsky's Russian Nights," 121139. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005498.
· , "Potocki and the spectre of the postmodern," 141165. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005504.
· Rosset, Francois, "Bibliography of Jan Potocki," 325346. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005619.

. The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. Translated by Richard Howard. Cleveland: The Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1973. I was able to borrow a copy of this book through the U.S. interlibrary loan system.

. "A Rocky Horror Show — The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki." [Book review.] New Statesman & Society 8, no. 338 (): 41. 632 words. This article is accessible through the ProQuest Research Library, a subscription database that many public library systems in the United States make available to their patrons.

. "The Art of Interruption: The Thousand and One Nights and Jan Potócki." Middle Eastern Literatures, 7, no. 2 (): 183–198. doi:10.1080/1366616042000236879.

. "Extravaganza in Progress — The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki and Translated by Ian MacLean." [Book Review—Mixed.] The New York Review of Books 42, no. 19 (): 4042, .

. "Love Beneath the Gallows." New York Times (), Books section, . 1746 words.



Sources of Biographical Information About Jan Potocki


"Nesting Time." [Review of the book The Manuscript Found in Saragossa.] London Review of Books 17, no. 2 (): 1415, . 3555 words.

Kowalczyk, Janusz R. "Jan Potocki." Translated by N. Mętrak-Ruda. English translation published online August 10, 2015. The Culture.pl website, operated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, accessed March 8, 2016: http://culture.pl/en/artist/jan-potocki

. Introduction to The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, by Jan Potocki (New York: Penguin Classics, 1996).

. "Jan Potocki and his Polish milieu." In Comparative Criticism 24 (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 5577. doi:10.1017/S0144756402005450. I was able to borrow a copy of this book through the U.S. interlibrary loan system.

. "Extravaganza in Progress — The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki and Translated by Ian MacLean." [Book Review—Mixed.] The New York Review of Books 42, no. 19 ()4042.

. "Love Beneath the Gallows." New York Times (), Books section, . 1746 words.



Relevant Works about Gothic Literature


Bowen, John. “Gothic motifs.” Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians. The British Library website, accessed March 2, 2015, http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/gothic-motifs.

Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. "Ann Radcliffe", accessed March 2, 2015, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/488347/Ann-Radcliffe.
. European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760–1960. New York: Manchester University Press, 2002. I was able to borrow a copy of this book through the U.S. interlibrary loan system.
· , introduction to European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange 1760–1960, 115.
· , "Europhobia: the Catholic other in Horace Walpole and Charles Maturin," 84103.
· , "'Hallelujah to your dying screams of torture': representations of ritual violence in English and Spanish Romanticism," 161182.

, “Goya, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters,” accessed March 2, 2015 at https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/romanticism/romanticism-in-spain/a/goya-the-sleep-of-reason-produces-monsters.

Mehtonen, P.M., and Matti Savolainen, eds. Gothic Topographies: Language, Nation Building and 'Race'. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013. ISBN 9781409451662.
· , "Jan Potocki in the Intertextual Tradition of the Roman Anglais (the Gothic Novel)," 1323.

. Ann Radcliffe: The Great Enchantress. New York: Manchester University Press, 1995.

Townshend, Dale. “An Introduction to Ann Radcliffe.” Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians. The British Library website, accessed March 2, 2015, http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/an-introduction-to-ann-radcliffe#authorBlock1 .

. The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother. Edited by Frederick S. Frank. New York: Broadview Press, 2003.