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Lautréamont on Plagiarism

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Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It holds tight an author’s phrase, uses his expressions, eliminates a false idea, and replaces it with just the right idea.

Comte de Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasse), Poésies II (1870)(S.H. transl.)

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