Saturday, February 24, 2007

False Claims of "Plagiarism"

'McEwan: An inspiration, yes. Did I copy from another author? No.'

Ian McEwan responds to a Sunday newspaper's claim that he had "copied" the work of another author for his Booker-nominated novel, Atonement. In The Guardian, McEwan refutes the claim, and explains how he drew on research and reminiscences for one of his most celebrated books.

Read the article at The Guardian Website

More on this issue:

John Sutherland: 'The Sincerest Form of Flattery.' Guardian, 27 November 2006.

Lev Grossman: 'Ian McEwan Has Nothing to Atone For.' Time, 28 November 2006.

Jan Dalley: 'This article is all my own work. Or is it?' Financial Times, 28 November 2006.

Robert McCrum: 'Warning: the words you are about to read may be stolen.' Observer, 3 December 2006.

Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood, Rose Tremain, Colm Tóibín, Kazuo Ishiguro and Thomas Keneally: 'Even Shakespeare and Tolstoy would be in trouble: what the writers say.' Daily Telegraph, 5 December 2006.

Nigel Reynolds: 'The borrowers: 'Why McEwan is no plagiarist.' Daily Telegraph, 5 December 2006.

Charles Isherwood: 'The
Plagiarism Furies strike again
.' International Herald Tribune, 5 December 2006.

Nigel Reynolds: 'Recluse speaks out to defend McEwan.' Daily Telegraph, 6 December 2006.

Dan Bell: 'Pynchon backs McEwan in 'copying' row.' Guardian, 6 December 2006.
Books related to Atonement:

Anne Rooney. York Notes on "Atonement". Longman, 2006.

(Audio CD)
. HarperCollins, 2003 [Narrated by Isla Blair].

Reynolds & Noakes. Ian McEwan: The Essential Guide. Vintage, 2002.

Atonement (Reading Guide Edition). Vintage, 2005.

Claudia Schemberg. Achieving 'At-one-ment'. Peter Lang AG, 2004.

Bernie C. Byrnes. Ian McEwan's "Atonement" and "Saturday". Paupers' Press, 2006.


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