Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Counterfeiting, [Norman] Fruman asserted, was

pervasive in Coleridge's poetical career, and in order to evade charges of plagiarism the poet often gave false dates to his poems--attributing works written in middle age to his early years or claiming as "spontaneous" works which were actually translations, paraphrases or adaptations.

from The Telegraph: Norman Fruman


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