Posted on 10/01/2019 at 02:13 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Now it might find itself at the center of a different battle: a plagiarism dispute.
Anna Pasternak, the great-niece of writer Boris Pasternak — whose publication of Doctor Zhivago provides the setting of Prescott’s book — is arguing that “an astonishing number of substantial elements” from it are copied from her own book.
Anna Pasternak published Lara, a biography of her great-uncle’s muse, in 2016, though Penguin Random House — Prescott’s publisher — pointed out that she’s far from the first to do so as part of its refutation of her claims.
You can read more about the dispute in the Guardian.
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