Stolen Words

Thomas Mallon, Author
Thomas Mallon, Author Penguin Books $9.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-14-014440-6
Reviewed on: 02/04/1991
Release date: 02/01/1991
Hardcover - 300 pages - 978-0-89919-393-9
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Mallon discusses texts that are suspiciously similar, cites specific cases of plagiarism and concludes that literary predators are recidivistic, while society is reluctant to punish them. ``Although ably researched and enthusiastic and clever in tone, the book has an uneasy mix of topics that may preclude its finding an audience,'' suggested PW. (Feb.)
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