I have heard of numerous accounts of this kind of thing happening with authors’ works (mostly unnamed authors, making them less-than-reliable stories) – but here’s one that I can finally use as an example:
Ian McEwan On His Novels As High-School Texts: ‘My Son Got A Very Low Mark’
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