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Synonyms for epigone

an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist of musician

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It could be said that the rise and fall of certain styles (which seems to occur every thirty years or so in the twentieth century) is due to the ease with which procedures can be reduced to mere formulae and produced in series by epigones, rather than to illustrious examples that have sprung from the originality and imagination of composers, who have invariably concerned themselves with the "idea" and with the fundamental questions of aesthetics.
After nine chapters, preceded by an introduction and summarized in a conclusion, she ends with an epilogue on a late fourteenth-/early fifteenth-century Chishti epigone Khwiija Gesadiraz (d.
78), Hemacandra Maladharin, Haribhadra, Malayagiri, and a number of epigones.
The one-step performed by fatuous allied administrators, some of them mere adolescents, looks as silly as the pretense of German epigones.
Were the Jewish liberal apologists for Stalinist epigones in Eastern Europe and Latin America demonstrating a belief in the virtue of powerlessness?
They are epigones of Manganelli and admirers of Citati.
The large ongoing response to writers such as Heidegger, Derrida, and their epigones clearly shows that there is more academic hay to be made nowadays by debunking metaphysics and epistemology as traditionally conceived than by practicing them.
Irony can account for only so much misunderstanding on the part of Nietzsche's epigones, and in any case, according to Osborn's reading, the philosopher is responsible for his own ambiguity.
by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, have their devotees, Rand and Heinlein and their occasional epigones rule the literary libertarian roost.
accredited epigones, the so-called science of anthropogenic or manmade global warming is far from settled.
Rimbaud's grandest refusal, and the one for which he has been lambasted by his epigones, was of literature itself.
Naturally there is an entire spectrum from such independent minds to Galenic epigones who will chide those dissenting from Galen.
Scholars attracted to his music have sought to identify a nascent Danish style in Gade's use of Danish folksongs, modal melodies, and archaizing mood, while those unconvinced of his stature have focused on his musical debts to German music, and essentially consigned Gade to the ranks of Mendelssohn's and Schumann's epigones.
All of us are in some ways his epigones as well as his continuators.
Not surprisingly, Han Dong's work has enjoyed much greater popularity and influence, although few of his epigones can manage his touch, tending to fall into either easy cynicism or sentimentality.