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message 1: by Elatsoe Stan (new)

Elatsoe Stan | 44 comments Hi all, does anyone have any suggestions for texts that do any of the following:

--feature characters plagiarizing
--repeat the same words over and over within the same story
--contain characters copying other stories or narratives

Thanks in advance!


message 2: by Mir (new)

Mir | 191 comments There is some stuff about art plagiarism in Original Fake.


Beatrice Longbottom | 8 comments This was harder to find than I thought it would be! White Tears miiiight fit the bill.


message 4: by JenniferD (last edited May 14, 2018 06:14AM) (new)

JenniferD (jooniperd) this is a short story (48pgs) featuring plagiarism, by ian mcewan, which originally ran in the new yorker a couple of years ago -- but it's being released in june, in paperback and ebook/kindle: My Purple Scented Novel.


message 5: by Elatsoe Stan (new)

Elatsoe Stan | 44 comments Oooh really interesting suggestions so far. Thanks!


message 6: by Mir (new)

Mir | 191 comments Oh, if you're down with romance, there is Faking It, which has both art forgery and other sorts of pretense (pretending to be a different person, for example).


message 7: by Susan (last edited May 19, 2018 12:25PM) (new)

Susan Budd (susanbudd) The Small Room A Novel  by May Sarton
The Small Room by May Sarton ~ a college professor discovers that her brilliant student has committed plagiarism.


message 8: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 10 comments Gertrude Stein's Melanctha has a narrow and highly repetitive lexicon. It's a device she uses to get into the speech patterns of the working class black characters she portrays- and to build layers of emotional tension. It doesn't have anything to do with plagiarism, but it's worth checking out. She really pushes the envelope with her technique in that one.


message 9: by Elatsoe Stan (new)

Elatsoe Stan | 44 comments Great - thanks!


message 10: by Yam (new)

Yam (yschaal) | 1 comments “The History of Love” fits this exactly!!!


message 11: by Elatsoe Stan (new)

Elatsoe Stan | 44 comments Yam wrote: "“The History of Love” fits this exactly!!!"

Great book! Thanks.


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