Viswanathan: twice-over plagiarist

In light of fresh revelations in the NY Times, it seems reasonable to assume Kaavya Viswanathan’s How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life is a patchwork of trite passages pulled from other chick-lit books and slightly reworked. Today’s victim: Sophie Kinsella. Can we move on now?

See also: For historical context, Terry Teachout recommends Thomas Mallon’s Stolen Words: The Classic Book on Plagiarism.


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