Apr 13, 2012 @ 12:43:00 am
Several weeks ago, Turkish novelist Elif Shafak was accused of plagiarizing Zadie Smith’s White Teeth in her new novel Iskender, which was just released in English as Honour. But the real issue isn’t plagiarism, Kaya Genç argues, but Turkey’s discomfort with westernization. As for Smith, she has sent Shafak a letter stating how “ridiculous” she found the accusations.
The shortlist for the Dublin-based IMPAC award was announced on Thursday, and includes Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jon McGregor’s Even the Dogs, and Karl Marlante’s Matterhorn. The winner will be announced on June 13.
Oxford’s Bodleian Library and the Vatican library are undertaking a joint initiative to digitize 1.5 million of their collective “Greek manuscripts, 15th-century incunabula, Hebrew manuscripts, and early printed
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