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Published: 16 July 2019

496 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198838081

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Imitating Authors

Plato to Futurity

Colin Burrow

  • An original literary history of imitation from an esteemed scholar and literary critic
  • A fascinating account of how authors from the earliest stages of Western literature to the present day have imitated each other
  • Covers an impressive range of writers including Plato, Virgil, Lucretius, Petrarch, Cervantes, Ben Jonson, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, and Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Offers clear explanations of difficult concepts and complex histories and explains key concepts which enabled classical texts to have an influence on later writing
  • Brings the discussion up to date by studying contemporary fictions about clones and imitation human beings and the future of imitation