TITLE

An F for Originality

AUTHOR(S)
Poniewozik, James; Sachs, Andrea
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Time;5/8/2006, Vol. 167 Issue 19, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on Harvard Sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan, who has been accused of plagiarism with her novel "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life." After journalists at the "Harvard Crimson" noticed similarities between the novel and Megan McCafferty's "Sloppy Firsts," publisher Little, Brown & Co. recalled Viswanathan's book.
ACCESSION #
20632914

 

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