The Art of the Quote: Trump, Social Media, and the Uses of Literary Reference

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January 15, 2020

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The Editors, « The Art of the Quote: Trump, Social Media, and the Uses of Literary Reference », HCA Graduate Blog, ID : 10670/1.n4llfb


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by Tim Sommer There’s a lot one can squeeze into a 280-character tweet – an insight that few users of the platform are harnessing to greater effect than Donald Trump. Though most of his tweets are textually self-contained, Twitter also encourages dialogical exchange. Trump frequently quotes other people’s words – either to censure their inaccuracy or to celebrate their consistency with his own point of view. There’s another type of quotation as well, however: Every once in a while, Trump is...

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