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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy (michaeleconomy) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74...

I don't think tolstoy belongs there.

What do you guys think?


message 2: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 25269 comments I think that is just so wrong, its funny!


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44178 comments Mod
It IS on the book's cover.


message 4: by MissJessie (new)

MissJessie | 874 comments It seems that such was the author's intent; his decision, not ours.


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44178 comments Mod
Actually, with significantly adapted works it's best to have the original author second, to prevent combining problems.

And "based on a work by" is no more inane than quite a few other roles we use. And this one appears on the book's cover.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44178 comments Mod
Abigail wrote: "Also, I wasn't aware that we reproduced the function/task exactly as it was written on covers."

What would you suggest as an alternative phrasing for "based on a work by"?


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy (michaeleconomy) Thanks for the explanation!


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