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Stolen words

Author: Thomas Mallon
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2001.
Series: Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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"What is plagiarism, and why the big deal about it? Since when is originality considered an indispensable attribute of authorship? Stolen Words is a deft and well-informed history of the sin every writer fears from every angle. Award-winning author Thomas Mallon begins in the seventeenth century and pushes forward through scandals in publishing, academia, and Hollywood, exploring the motivations, consequences, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0156011360 9780156011365
OCLC Number: 44979646
Notes: Originally published: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1989.
Description: xiv, 312 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Oft Thought, Ere Expressed: From Classical Imitation to International Copyright --
2. A Good Reade: Malfeasance and Mlle. de Malepeire --
3. The Epstein Papers: Writing a Second First Novel --
4. Quiet Goes the Don: An Academic Affair --
5. Trampling Out the Vintage: The Fight over Falcon Crest.
Series Title: Harvest book.
Responsibility: Thomas Mallon.

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"What is plagiarism, and why the big deal about it? Since when is originality considered an indispensable attribute of authorship? Stolen Words is a deft and well-informed history of the sin every writer fears from every angle. Award-winning author Thomas Mallon begins in the seventeenth century and pushes forward through scandals in publishing, academia, and Hollywood, exploring the motivations, consequences, and emotional reverberations of an intriguing and distressingly widespread practice. In this now-classic study, Mallon proves himself to be one of our most versatile, original, and delightful writers Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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