Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Joke Novels and their |
Relation to the Unconscious
“That long list of excuses authors have given for writing a book that turns out to contain parts of somebody else's book just got a little longer,” writes the Washington Post about Ms. V. “Add to the ‘Oh, I thought those were my notes’ and the ‘I was in too much of a hurry,’ this one: unconscious copying.”
UD figures it’s only a matter of time before the people who assemble the ever-expanding volume of official sanctioned for-real no-shit psychiatric disorders add this one to their book.
"Unconscious Plagiarism: Debilitating recurrent pre-psychotic condition characterized by trance-like states during which automatic writing, much of it plagiarized from introjected material, may take place."