Christopher Ricks is among the best known living critics. His third collection of essays, several newly written for this book, is strongly focused on the theme of how writers--especially but not exclusively poets--make use of other writers' work: from the subtle courtesies of different kinds of allusion to the extreme discourtesy of plagiarism.

Allusion to the Poets 2004, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199269150

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Allusion to the Poets 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199250325