Terry Eagleton: Faking It, 6 June 2002
Show More The Forger’s Shadow: How Forgery Changed the Course of Literature by Nick Groom.
Picador, 351 pp., £20, April 2002, 9780330374323Show More
“... on a material entity? Plagiarism of a sort, then, is our normative condition, and self-parody, as Nick Groom recognises in The Forger’s Shadow, is the closest we can come to authenticity. (When the dust jacket informs us that the author is a former rock musician and contributor to the Erotic Review, who spends his time drinking ‘bitter in Devon pubs ...”