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Vicious Nonsense: Quips, Snubs and Jabs by Literary Friends and Foes

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Vicious Nonsense: Quips, Snubs and Jabs by Literary Friends and Foes

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The pen is truly mightier than the sword in this collection of more than a hundred digs, jabs, and outright put-downs from the world's most respected writers, about-each other! Vicious Nonsense reveals the acerbic side of beloved authors who became brutal critics when writing about their fellow wordsmiths.
James Baldwin writes on Langston Hughes, \"Every time I read Langston Hughes I am amazed all over again by his genuine gifts-and depressed that he has done so little with them...\"
Dorothy Parker spares no love for Gertrude Stein: \"To quote the only line of Gertrude Stein's which I have ever been able to understand, 'It is wonderful how I am not interested.'\"
Curated from letters, essays, and reviews, this sometimes stinging, sometimes good-natured, and always delightful collection will ignite the armchair critic in us all.

Author: Hewitt, Kristen (ed)
Publication date: 15/04/2021
Imprint: Princeton Architectural Pr US
Pages: 144

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Weight 250 g
Dimensions 185 × 133 mm