OT: Was: Now we have literary "mixing" too

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Feb 16 16:22:56 UTC 2010

Jonathan Lethem did a fabulous bit in Harper's a couple years ago on
this: "The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism", Harper's, Feb. 2007,
pp.59-71. In the Key to the Key, he talks about collage texts and
points to Walter Benjamin and others. It really is quite a fabulous

---Amy West

>Date:    Sat, 13 Feb 2010 17:46:28 -0500
>From:    "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
>Subject: Re: "Collagiste" [Was: Now we have literary "mixing" too]
>A Francophile correspondent on another list has applied a felicitous
>term, referring to Fraulein Hegemann and her ilk:
>"On the other hand, such young collagistes might bear in mind that in
>the music world when this happens, the big music companies (I did
>some work for one) are very careful to get their cut."
>An artiste in sampling/mixing, someone more self-glorifying than a collagist.
>117,000 Ghits, but I do not intend to seek the earliest in English.

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