[ilds] Durrell's art of pastiche

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 5 12:23:31 PDT 2007

Not mine, as I've previously defined it, ad nauseam.


-----Original Message-----
>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>Sent: Jun 5, 2007 2:21 PM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Durrell's art of pastiche
>It seems at this point that we are not going to reach a consensus on 
>Durrell's composition habits, i.e. not identifying material he has 
>taken from others. Bruce finds all such borrowing reprehensible. 
>Jamie and Charlie want to contextualize the borrowing and thus temper 
>Bruce's judgment. I want to look at this "borrowing" from the 
>student's point of view. On the one hand a student is told not to 
>borrow without footnoting, on the other, the student is shown that 
>professional writers steal with both hands -- and the hell with 
>footnotes. Marc seems to wonder what the fuss is about, and Ilyas 
>finds Jamie's position most balanced. Michael seems to be annoyed 
>that the academics on the list are not standing firm on the issue of 
>Can a major literary figure take paragraph after paragraph of other 
>writers' work and scape judgment?
>W. L. Godshalk		*
>Department of English         *
>University of Cincinnati            Stellar disorder  *
>Cincinnati OH 45221-0069      *

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