The ecstasy of influence:A plagiarism By Jonathan Lethem http://harpers.org/archive/2007/02/0081387
This article is about a few things. It’s about appropriation, simulacra, auteurism, economics and the gift of art.
Lethem talks about the beauty in the tradition of taking, copying and redefining ideas. He also talks about the illegitimacy of trying to own a culture experience, [...]