Recursive plagiarism!

Paul Alper points us to this news article by Daniel Victor with an amusing story:

A writer’s personal essay explaining why she plagiarized portions of what was to have been her debut novel was removed from a literary website on Monday after the essay itself was also found to have included plagiarized material.

The next step, of course, would be a plagiarized apology for plagiarizing the apology.

More here from Tarpley Hitt.

It would’ve been more impressive if the author had stolen every sentence. As I wrote in the context of a similar story a few years ago, quilting may be less technically impressive than weaving but it’s a skill all its own

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