Evolving scandal of a literary genius
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Alan Wang  Identity Verified
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It is not “officially” confirmed a scandal. But, from the information dug up (still ongoing) it is going to be big.
He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010.
He is believed to be the most popular blogger on the planet. His name is Han Han.

The suspicion is he did not write any or some of his novels, he had a ghostwriter – possibly his own father.

His father was a writer of mediocre ability. And this mediocrity if “transplanted” to his own son, a 16 yrs old, it would give birth to a genius. It was a masterstroke!

The indictment includes the argument that he was quite apathetic to English as a teenage yet he included English even latin words in his writings.
Among the most convincing arguments is that even though he said he didn’t read classics he quoted from and alluded to them ingeniously in his work.

His downfall will be devastating and demoralizing for his fans Worldwide who think he was Untouchable.


 

wherestip  Identity Verified
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Sounds like fraud to me Jan 27, 2012

Alan Wang wrote:

It is not “officially” confirmed a scandal. But, from the information dug up (still ongoing) it is going to be big.
He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010.
He is believed to be the most popular blogger on the planet. His name is Han Han.

The suspicion is he did not write any or some of his novels, he had a ghostwriter – possibly his own father.

His father was a writer of mediocre ability. And this mediocrity if “transplanted” to his own son, a 16 yrs old, it would give birth to a genius. It was a masterstroke!

The indictment includes the argument that he was quite apathetic to English as a teenage yet he included English even latin words in his writings.
Among the most convincing arguments is that even though he said he didn’t read classics he quoted from and alluded to them ingeniously in his work.

His downfall will be devastating and demoralizing for his fans Worldwide who think he was Untouchable.


... if found to be true, that is. And that's a big if. But thanks for keeping us abreast.

BTW, I would hardly describe fraud as a masterstroke, unless one condones it. icon_biggrin.gif

[Edited at 2012-01-27 15:43 GMT]


 

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他和翻译这个行业有关吗? Jan 27, 2012

As above...

 

pkchan  Identity Verified
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韩寒将为《纽约时报》写英文专栏 - 只有一點點 Jan 27, 2012

据一位知名出版人透露,身为畅销书作家和车手的韩寒,将为纽约时报撰写专栏。
近期环球时报上的一篇报道称,据中国最大的民营出版集团磨铁图书总裁沈浩波3月21日透露,向来充满争议的作家和车手韩寒将在纽约时报开设英文专栏。
韩寒告诉沈浩波,其在纽约时报上开设专栏的相关事宜已经基本确定,自己将用中文写作,然后由纽约时报翻译成英文刊登。
对于韩寒首个英语专栏的开篇之作,沈浩波称,话题大概会谈及中国搜索引擎巨擘 百度 的CEO,李彦宏。
韩寒是近期声讨百度的维权作家群体中的一员,被侵权的作家们于近期就百度旗下的百度文库在未经他们许可的情况下任他们的作品被随意下载而提出严正抗议。
在写作的同时,韩寒还是一名专业车手,他一直以自己独特微妙的行文风格撰文谈论敏感话题,并且不与当政者产生正面冲突而闻名。
看到韩寒的文章被翻译成英文一定是一件有意思的事情,一位名为Aimilong的网友这样说。而其他的网民也对将要刊登在美国报纸上的韩寒专栏表示急切期待。1


 

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Good Question Jan 27, 2012

James_xia wrote:

他和翻译这个行业有关吗?



我是从来没听说过他的名字的,不过咱这儿是世外桃源, 不免对国内的时事孤陋寡闻。 ...icon_biggrin.gif

网上大概看了一下。 It seems like there's more controversy surrounding his political views on democracy than the suspicions/aspersions cast on his academic integrity or literary brilliance.

A blog article on nytimes.com by Eric Abrahasmen titled "Han Han’s U-Turn?" shed some light for me on what the opposing arguments are. I have to say that at first blush, some of Han's opinions on democracy sound more rational, and much less radical to me than those of others. icon_smile.gif


Anyhow, I agree with James. This topic doesn't seem to belong in this forum.


[Edited at 2012-01-27 21:46 GMT]


 

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易中天 Feb 24, 2012

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_476e068a0102dzgr.html?tj=1

这篇写得蛮好。


 

lbone  Identity Verified
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至今没看见有足够证据显示有人代写 Feb 25, 2012

有一个攻击点是说他以前写的长篇小说如何如何,怀疑是代写。正好认识有好事者去把他十几岁时写的小说找出来读,好几个人看过后说那书写得只适合hh当时的同龄人看。

我没读过他那时的书,只是根据这几个人的评论做一些判断。

最近又有一则新闻说武汉有一个发表了几百篇“文学作品”(其中包括好几部“长篇小说”)的高中女生被多家名校拒收,原因是她虽然有写作“天赋”,但学习成绩一般。于是我就到网上找了她写的“长篇小说”,看得直摇头,经常能在句子中见到稚嫩的重复表达。又注意过她写的某篇自述,其中用了大把大把的英文逗号。怪不得名校拒收,原来不是因为她成绩不好,而是写得实在只够给她的同龄人看。

再回到主题,既然当年是这种水平的写作,实在没什么必要找人代写了。

hh成名以后发表的文字经常有人推荐看,总体来说很不错。

[Edited at 2012-02-26 04:43 GMT]


 

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你说的不错 Feb 26, 2012

我经常看他的blog。
lbone wrote:


hh成名以后发表的文字经常有人推荐看,总体来说很不错。



 

Phil Hand  Identity Verified
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Danwei did quite a good summary in English Feb 26, 2012

http://www.danwei.com/blog-fight-of-the-month-han-han-the-novelist-versus-fang-zhouzi-the-fraud-buster/

 


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