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Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nègres

Here is someone defending himself against plagiarism by saying that his book was written by a nègre. I'm assuming that in French, as in Spanish, a black man means ghost-writer.

It wasn't me that plagiarized, but the person who wrote the book for me. That shows, then, that you shouldn't use nègres, or ghost-writers of any race for that matter, des blancs, to write your books for you. Plagiarism by proxy?

1 comment:

Leslie said...

This is wild and it is material for a Borges story. Excellent.