IIAS Newsletter 48 Summer 2008

In praise of repetition

Alessandro Graheli

Originality and plagiarism are the zenith and nadir of a wide range of authorial approaches found in writings. But how do such categories apply to past authors who shared sets of values quite different from the present ones? Alessandro Graheli argues that careful adjustments are required for a sensible evaluation and interpretation of pre-modern works in the West and, even more, of most Sanskrit texts.

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