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Home :: Archive :: 1996 :: August ::
Re: Funeral Elegy (Joe Klein and SHAXICON)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0595.  Sunday, 4 August 1996.

From:           Phyllis Gorfain <
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Date:           Friday, 02 Aug 1996 13:29:08 -0400
Subject: 7.0590  Re: Funeral Elegy
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0590  Re: Funeral Elegy

Last week's NEWSWEEK magazine ran more than story on the Joe Klein flap,
including a column by Klein himself; as a columnist for Newsweek, he had some
aplogizing to do since Newsweek had more than once been led to portray him as
emphatically not "Anonymous."  Printed in more than one of these stories was
the information that New York magazine hired Don Foster to do a computer
analysis of Primary Colors, and that when he did so, he identified Joe Klein as
the author; at that time, Klein denied authorship.  I think it would be
fascinating to hear from Don Foster, if he is willing to comment, about how
Shaxicon's findings in the Primary Colors question indicates anything more
about Shaxicon as an instrument for determining authorship.  Don, are you
willing to comment?  Thanks, if so!

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