[ilds] Borrowers

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Fri Jun 1 17:27:41 PDT 2007


It is about time that those that accuse, come out 
with precise accusations (in detail). Generalisme 
(?) is no longer acceptable nor credible!!!
Marc Piel

Bruce Redwine wrote:

> Bill, you've done a study on LD's borrowings.  What is your conclusion -- was he a borrower or a thief?  Putting aside T. S. Eliot's quip about great writers stealing, how do you feel about that?  Looking at some of the examples in your 1967 essay, I feel uncomfortable with Durrell's "borrowings."
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> Bruce
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>>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>>Sent: May 31, 2007 7:05 PM
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>>Subject: [ilds] Borrowers
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>>I seem to remember reading, many, many, years ago, that some writers 
>>tend to be borrowers. Obviously Durrell is a borrower -- or if you 
>>insist a thief -- a literary thief. Are there essays and books on 
>>this subject? I mean on writers who borrow. I ask  because I'm too 
>>busy to work on this myself until I finish my final papers next week.
>>
>>Bill
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