Mendelsohn/Rumsfeld scandal; also, Saunders survey

Motivated by a “tortured conscience and a desire to further clear the literary air” (in the aftermath of a French scholar’s revelation that masterpieces attributed to Molière, including “Tartuffe” and “Le Misanthrope,” were actually written by his rival, Pierre Corneille), Daniel Mendelsohn reveals:

nearly all of my own published writings — including, but by no means limited to, my 1999 memoir about gay culture and my recent monograph on the role of gender in Euripidean drama — were, in fact, written by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

(Many thanks to RB for the link.)

George Saunders provides “A Survey of the Literature.”


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