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

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 16 16:41:03 UTC 2010

As a music teacher once remarked when I suggested that Handel was
something of a plagiarist, "In his time, it was considered a tribute to
copy someone else's work."


On 2/16/2010 11:22 AM, Amy West wrote:
> 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
> piece.
> ---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.
>> Joel

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