Title: Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist
Author: Neal Bowers
Description: Signed by Bowers on the title page and inscribed by him on the ffep; plus a hand-written, signed letter on his personal letterhead. Stated First Edition, first printing (with full number line). Some light pencil marks. Dust jacket in a clear archival sleeve. 143 pages.
Includes Bower's short handwritten signed letter to bookman Jack Walsdorf, thanking him for his review of the book. Jack Walsdorf's hand-corrected review is also included. Word for the Taking is Bower's true account of the search for the plagiarist who had stolen and published his poems, and not only his, but those of several others poets, including Mark Strand, Sharon Olds, Marcia Hurlow, and Robert Gibb. More than fifty poems were published in literary journals and accredited to the thief.
Neal Bowers (b. 1948) is an poet, novelist, and literary scholar. He taught for thirty-one years at Iowa State University and earned the rank of Distinguished Professor.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Place: New York - London
Keywords: plagiarism, literary plagiarism, poets, authorship, poetry journals, literary journals, sleuthing, publishing,
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