Tuesday, April 22, 2003
epigone noun [EP-uh-gohn] An inferior imitator, especially of some distinguished writer, artist, musician, or philosopher.
Definitions for epigone
- An inferior imitator, especially of some distinguished writer, artist, musician, or philosopher.
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Citations for epigone
He probably was influenced by John le Carré. . . . But Mr. Crisp . . . is no mere epigone.
No novelist is dearer to me than Robert Musil. He died one morning while lifting weights. When I lift them myself, I keep anxiously checking my pulse, and I am afraid of dropping dead, for to die with a weight in my hand like my revered author would make me an epigone so unbelievable, frenetic and fanatical as immediately to assure me of ridiculous immortality.