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Writer Ian McEwen helped his son write an essay on his book, but he got a three

The teacher knows best what the author meant.

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69-year-old British writer and winner of the Booker Prize, Ian McEwan, told how he helped his son Greg to write an essay on one of his own works. The boy eventually got only “C +” or “three with a plus”.

Greg McEwan, like his classmates, was asked to analyze Ian McEwan’s novel “The Unbearable Love” of 1997. The plot unfolds around the two men and is associated with the obsession that followed the accident.

My son was forced to read his father’s book – just imagine, poor guy. I confess that I shared with him the advice and said that he should consider [when writing]. I did not read what happened, but it turned out that his teacher fundamentally disagreed with what he had written.

Ian McEwen
writer

According to the writer, his son and teacher could disperse in the understanding of one of the main characters of “Unbearable love.” The teacher was sure that the persecutor from the novel served as a kind of “moral authority” in history, whereas McEwan considered this character a complete madman.

In fact, this story would have been much better if I had said that my son received a “deuce.”

Ian McEwen
writer

Ian McEwen is on the list of the 50 greatest British writers who have worked since 1945, according to the Times. He is the winner of the Jerusalem Prize, the awards from the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as the award of the National Circle of Book Critics. McEwan is also known for works such as “Amsterdam”, “Atonement”, “Saturday” and “On the Beach,” and his novels have been screened many times.

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