John P. Lesko, Editor
Department of English
Saginaw Valley St. Univ
University Center, MI
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An Instance of "dynamic subliminal intertextuality
with aesthetic interfacings"
Editor's Note: Article forthcoming, working
title "'Intervoluted' Intertextuality in Fiction"
Many years ago some of my classmates that the Columbia University
Engineering were punished for plagiarizing. They all belonged
to the same
fraternity, which was stocked with an ample supply of lab reports
We all performed tests on the laboratory's V-8 engine and I submitted
report on the results. But the frat boys copied the available
lab report on a
test of an engine, but it was for a replaced straight six. The
failed all of them! My report earned an "A."
Go Nail the Thieves
I read about you in The New York Times yesterday . . . I am a
working journalist and author who has been plagiarized many number
of times. I was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated,
which I joined in 1954 and retired in 1986, and since then have
been on the masthead as a special contributor. I have had articles
plagiarized and books plagiarized, plus copyright violations.
In the most egregious case, a well known NYC MD and his co-author
lifted more than 5,000 words directly from a book I had ghosted
for another well known NYC MD. The attorney who took the case,
Jim Rittinger, said it was the worst case of plagiarism that he
had ever seen, and he had worked on the "Roots" case.
My MD and I wound up collecting 40K, and just this past year I
collected 10K (I could have collected more but had no wish to
be depicted as greedy) from a conservation organization that put
word for word abstracts of chapters of a book of mine on its website.
I could go on and on . . .
Go nail the thieves.
Good luck to you.
Robert H. Boyle