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Ah, UD‘s beloved Malcolm Lowry gets a mention in the big ol’ dustup about American Dirt. Here are her Lowry posts.

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2 Responses to “‘There is no reason, literary or otherwise, to challenge an author’s legitimacy to tackle any topic, much less based on her ethnicity or nationality. In both literature and journalism, examples abound of brilliant authors who have illuminated countries and themes that were, initially, outside their familiar milieu. (Under the Volcano is just one of many great ones.)’”

  1. Ravi Narasimhan Says:

    Counterexamples as well. Kipling comes to mind.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Counterexamples aplenty. Which is to say that at any given time and place, very very few excellent novels get written by anyone of any nationality.

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