Plagiarism and forgery

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Abstract

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
Pages354-370
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781316717516
ISBN (Print)9781107168657
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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