Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Summary and interview …

… A poet and editor is accused of plagiarism — MobyLives. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… I had no sense that Bialosky had engaged in any theft. There was no giveaway in style. I happened to open the Academy site for a cursory check of her facts on Robert Louis Stevenson — I like fact-checking. The odd parallel of “born in Edinburgh, Scotland” leapt out. Usually writers just say “Edinburgh” or “Scotland.” There were other parallels in the same paragraph. Writers who plagiarize don’t plagiarize just once. Within the hour I had a dozen instances.

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