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All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain on Plagiarism and Originality, in a Letter to Helen Keller
All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain on Plagiarism and Originality, in a Letter to Helen Keller

“The kernel, the soul — let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterances — is plagiarism.”

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From Mark Twain to Ray Bradbury, Iconic Writers on Truth vs. Fiction
From Mark Twain to Ray Bradbury, Iconic Writers on Truth vs. Fiction

Why art exists, or what a stage magician can teach us about the fine points of literary make-believe.

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Dickens, Twain, Kerouac, Warhol: 400 Years of New York Diaries
Dickens, Twain, Kerouac, Warhol: 400 Years of New York Diaries

What Jack Kerouac’s existential divide has to do with earmuffs, 9/11, and Edison’s “mechanical mind.”

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A Typographic Literary Map of San Francisco, in a Puzzle
A Typographic Literary Map of San Francisco, in a Puzzle

From Kerouac to Steinbeck by way of The Mission.

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Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses: 18 Rants by Mark Twain
Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses: 18 Rants by Mark Twain

How to commit 114 out of 115 possible violations of literary art in less than a single page.

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Advice on Writing from Modernity’s Greatest Writers
Advice on Writing from Modernity’s Greatest Writers

What sleep and plagiarism have to do with the poetry of experience and the experience of poetry.

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