Plagiarism and forgery

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The study of literary deception - which the US Library of Congress calls “literary forgeries and mystifications” in its catalog of subject headings - has plenty of attractions. We can treat the thief or the faker as an embodiment of the mythological trickster figure wreaking havoc on a staid establishment, or the crafty pícaro mischievously showing up his betters. Literary malefactors are adored for their chutzpah in embarrassing the self-important and revealing they are gullible fools and knaves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781316717516
ISBN (Print)9781107168657
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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