The imitation game

T.S. Eliot, quoted in a piece on the history of literary imitation in the LRB.

The article explores the tensions between the influence and imitation, between the modern longing for individuality, and the impossibility of truly breaking with our intellectual or literary precursors. Well worth reading.

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