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“Beauty plus pity – that is the closest we can get to a definition of art.” – V. Nabokov

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The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History

Flavorpill ran this great piece, which makes me think these author-type people are the scariest most ruthless, and funniest, people on earth. (See Nabokov on Hemingway. And Dostoevsky) But this is the man who also wrote, “Beauty plus pity – … Continue reading

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Feminine Tosh, my a**

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain didn’t want to “waste its breath” on VS Naipul’s assertion that no woman is as good a writer as he is. I, however, don’t mind wasting my breath, as I have a lot of … Continue reading

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Barchester Towers – Anthony Trollope

I’m afraid I read Trollope like some people read Barbara Cartland. I find the personalities and gossip as irresistible as reading about Arnold’s love child in Us Magazine. Only Trollope’s voice is funny and wry and you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Philip Roth Wins Man Booker Prize

Most women I know respect Philip Roth. In a certain way. Like the way you respect the guy who ate 59 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Roth has put out an amazing number of books over a long lifetime of … Continue reading

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