The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

The secret lives of indexers

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2013), 31, (3), 90–95.

Abstract

In her Keynote address to the 2013 ASI Conference, Judith Pascoe explored, with particular reference to the work and life of Barbara Pym, the lamentable failure of the world to appreciate the true art and craft of the indexer

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Brown, M. P. (2007) The pilgrim and the bee: reading rituals and book culture in early New England. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press. The pilgrim and the bee: reading rituals and book culture in early New England Google Scholar

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Markson, D. (1996) Reader’s block. Champaign, Ill.: Dalkey Archive. Reader’s block Google Scholar

Markson, D. (2001) This is not a novel. Berkeley, Calif.: Counterpoint Press. This is not a novel Google Scholar

Montesquieu, C.-L. de Secondat. (2012) My Thoughts, trans. and ed. H. C. Clark. Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Fund. My Thoughts Google Scholar

Mulvany, N. C. (2005) Indexing books, 2nd edn. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press. Indexing books Google Scholar

Pascoe, J. (2011) The Sarah Siddons audio files: romanticism and the lost voice. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press. The Sarah Siddons audio files: romanticism and the lost voice Google Scholar

Pascoe, J. (2012) ‘My last index,’ Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 March. My last index Chronicle of Higher Education Google Scholar

Pym, B. (1984) Excellent women, Jane and Prudence, An unsuitable attachment. New York: Quality Paperback Book Club. Excellent women, Jane and Prudence, An unsuitable attachment Google Scholar

Pym, B. (2009) No fond return of love. New York: Moyer Bell. No fond return of love Google Scholar

Richardson, Samuel. (1985) Clarissa, or, the history of a young lady, ed. A. Ross. London: Penguin. Clarissa, or, the history of a young lady Google Scholar

Shields, D. (2011) Reality hunger. New York: Vintage. Reality hunger Google Scholar

Sherman, W. H. (2008) Used books: marking readers in Renaissance England. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press. Used books: marking readers in Renaissance England Google Scholar

Simonite, T. (2013) ‘Q+A Ben Silbermann,’ MIT Technology Review 116(2) (Jan./Feb.), 46. Q+A Ben Silbermann MIT Technology Review 116 46 Google Scholar

TLS. (1977) ‘Reputations revisited.’ Times Literary Supplement, 21 January. Google Scholar

Tyler, A. (1984) ‘Foreword’ to Pym (1984). Reputations revisited Google Scholar

Wickersham, J. (2008) The suicide index: putting my father’s death in order. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The suicide index: putting my father’s death in order Google Scholar

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