[ilds] fessin up

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Thu May 31 18:32:00 PDT 2007

Nothing comes out of thin air, and we all build on the work of others.  
But breaking and entering is not generally considered kosher.


On Friday, June 1, 2007, at 02:15  am, william godshalk wrote:

> Michael,
> Since we've been bringing up the topic of thieving, I've been thinking 
> about the ways in which academics do construct essays. We tend to 
> quote or paraphrase (not to mention simply "take") a great deal in the 
> course of writing as essay. Look at my own essay on Durrell's 
> borrowing. In itself it's filled with borrowing. I may use footnotes, 
> but still my essay is a pastiche.
>  I have an essay on Shakespeare's characters on the Web, and if you 
> should look at it, you will notice very soon that the essay is an 
> "anthology" of writings about literary character. I do however tell 
> the reader that I'm borrowing from others.
> I also have an essay on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida on the Web. 
> It begins with an epigram attributed to Meyer,  a fictional character, 
> though I do not point that out as my editor wished. I hope you will 
> not pillory me, but the passage is stolen from John D. MacDonald.
> Dishonesty yours, Bill
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