Proudly Fraudulent: [The Awl]
An Interview With MoMA's First Poet Laureate, Kenneth Goldsmith. [Previously] [Previously]
Q.R. Markham's just-published Assassin of Secrets
, hailed as an "instant classic" by at least one blurber, has been withdrawn by its publisher
. Why? Extensive plagiarism
. The author who blurbed the book explains how he was duped
Remember Laura K. Pahl
, the girl who was famously humiliated for trying to buy a term paper over the internet? Perhaps she should have gone to a professional
is a 19-year-old Harvard student whose first novel, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life
, just cracked the New York Times bestseller list. The problem? The Harvard Crimson
and SF Gate
assert that the author plagiarized
much of it from two books by Megan McCafferty
. Of course, it's not like this kind of thing hasn't happened before with young writers.
Plagiarism is an ugly word.
Ung Lee, a Princeton Graduate, has one numerous awards
for his writing, under the tutelage of Joyce Carl Oates. It's just that so many of those words were not his own
Doubling The Annoyance Factor: The Instantly Recyclable Column.
Spot the differences between Taki's High Life
column in this week's Spectator
and his Le Maitre column
in this week's New York Press
. Obviously, all columnists recycle their stuff, specially when they've been on the job for more than 25 years like this guy, but there's generally a time-lag and a modest attempt at hiding the self-plagiarism. No such bloody luck with Taki.[ To my mind, the most objectionable, reactionary, trumpet-blowing, futile, deeply annoying (but, alas, not unreadable...)columnist in the English-speaking world.