I am at odds with this statement, the above quote by Chateaubriand. The idea that there is a binomial delineation between originality and non-originality with the litmus test being mimesis.

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The Anti-Mimesis

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
- François-René de Chateaubriand (1768-1848)

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The Anti-Mimesis

I am at odds with this statement, the above quote by Chateaubriand. The idea that there is a binomial delineation between originality and non-originality with the litmus test being mimesis. For-me, imatio imitation, representation, mimicry, imitation, receptivity, non-sensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self.


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François-René de Chateaubriand

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