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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I was much further out than you thought
And not sleeping but writing.



Maud Newton links to someone purporting to be a writing teacher of Ms. V's at Harvard who comments:


'Kaavya was my student last spring (in a section where I was a TA). I was surprised to learn she had written a book, as her writing was awful– I had given her low grades on her papers.

I feel bad for her, even though she was always falling asleep in section (as if you don’t notice a snoozing person sitting at a conference table for ten). Plagiarizing from chick lit has to be some kind of double whammy against artistic integrity.'


No way of knowing whether the commenter is for real. But the comment sounds real enough.