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Who Wrote That?Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov$
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Donald Ostrowski

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501749704

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.001.0001

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Who Wrote That?
Donald Ostrowski
Cornell University Press

This chapter summarizes the findings on authorship controversies. It highlights the extent to which false or not genuine attributions without intent to deceive has been made or claimed. It also explains the three categories of attribution: genuine attribution, false attribution with intent to deceive, and false attribution without intent to deceive. The chapter analyzes the basic principles for authorship studies and compares similarities in the types of arguments used by the defenders of the traditional attributions to Ivan IV, Andrei Kurbskii, and William Shakespeare. It also concentrates on issues of attribution and misattribution, which involve accusations of forgery and plagiarism, as well as the question of who the author was.

Keywords:   authorship controversies, genuine attribution, false attribution, authorship studies, traditional attributions, forgery, plagiarism

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