Jonathan Lethem's sorta brilliant essay in Harper's on plagiarism that liberally steals other peoples' words: The Ecstasy of Influence. [via]
No "sorta" about it. Thanks for pointing this gem out.
posted by Scott Schulz at 3:01 PM on February 8, 2007
If you have the hard copy of this issue, there's something of a companion piece called "On the Rights of Molotov Man," which (also sorta brilliantly) examines a case study in cultural appropriation. Sorry Rex, no link.
posted by chuck t at 3:33 PM on February 8, 2007
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