Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Lethem, Jonathan (February 2007), The Ecstasy of Influence, A plagiarism, Harpers, Retrieved on 2015-02-19
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    19 FEB 2015

     All Art is Plagiarism

    Any text is woven entirely with citations, references, echoes, cultural languages, which cut across it through and through in a vast stereophony. The citations that go to make up a text are anonymous, untraceable, and yet already read; they are quotations without inverted commas. The kernel, the soul — let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterances — is plagiarism. For substantially all ideas are secondhand, consciously and unco...
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