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  1. mrclam
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    I’m pretty sure the author of The Anarchist Cookbook was named WILLIAM Powell.

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    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Right you are, we have made the change.

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      1. mrclam
        mrclam at |

        That’s the strength of this site– you always strive for perfection and are unafraid to admit the occasional error. BTW, I cannot believe Martin Amis wrote a strategy book on video games! He’s written some pretty sophisticated novels (London Fields springs to mind) and I can hardly reconcile one book with the other! Overall, I enjoyed this article.

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        1. Shell Harris
          Shell Harris at |

          Thank you for your compliments on the site.

  2. Laura
    Laura at |

    Anne Rice also disowned her writing when she became a nun. She said the devil made her write her vampire novels. Since Twilight came out though, she seems to have had a change of heart (again).

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  3. Me
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    I think “disown” is the wrong word to use. Disown means “to refuse to acknowledge as one’s own”. I can’t speak for the authors, but as a Stephen King fan, I believe he has said the book will never be reprinted but he has certainly never disowned it.

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  4. noone important
    noone important at |

    The question of Gogol being Russian is actually debatable. He himself had hard time deciding if he considered himself Russian or Ukrainian and in fact today’s Russia and Ukraine both consider Gogol their own great writer, nagating each other’s right to consider him their own.
    There’s even the discussion as to wether the name should be written Nikolai Gogol (Russian) or Mykola Hohol (Ukrainian)

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