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05 Feb 2004, 18:22
Masterpieces of literature are тАЬintertextualтАЭ; that is, they tend to be written in response not to reality but to to other works of literature. To the extent that a writing is intertextual, it becomes clouded as a mirror of social reality.

The statements above provide the most aupport for which of the following conclusions?

a. To the extent that a writing fails to mirror social reality, the writing is intertextual.
b. The author who wishes to write a masterpiece should avoid being influenced by other works of literature.
c. A writing that is not intertextual can have no significant relationship to any other writings.
d. Literary masterpieces of the past are suspect as sources of information about the social reality of the past.
e. A work of literature is not intertextual if it is written in response to a writing that accurately mirrors social reality.
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05 Feb 2004, 19:22
Hmmm, I'll go with D on this one
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05 Feb 2004, 20:13
Im: masterpieces of lit are intertextual
I: to the extent a writing is intertextual
C: it becomes clouded as a mirror of social reality

Im
I --> C
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Cm (master pieces of lit would become clouded as a mirror of social reality)

Ans is D

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05 Feb 2004, 21:58
I am also for D.

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06 Feb 2004, 05:32
Explanation:
A) Typical GMAT type of error. X is Y so then Y is X. Wrong because Y can be for other reason than X
B) Cannot be since masterpieces ARE influenced by other works of litterature
C) Nothing about writing that are not intertextual and their relationship to other writings is mentioned
D) Only thing inferrable
E) As long as a work of litterature is written in response to another writing, whether or not it is from a writing that accurately mirrors social reality, it is considered intertextual and thus, clouded as a mirror of social reality
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06 Feb 2004, 07:26
Only E fits in the scope....

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06 Feb 2004, 09:53
E..it says
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06 Feb 2004, 12:55
Can you give explanation as to why and how E is correct?
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06 Feb 2004, 13:50
1. A writing is intertextual if it does not mirror social reality (given A --> B)

The contrapositive of the above is
2. "If a writing is not intertexual, it reflects social reality"

But E is the converse of 2, or the inverse of 1, in which case it may or may not be true.

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