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Author on Author Criticism - An Interesting List

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message 1: by Frankie (new)

Frankie (thefranklynn) I read through this today and found it highly entertaining, so I thought I would share! Some of these critiques raised my opinion of the critic and others banished them from my good graces forever.

Quote of the day is: "[Ulysses is] the work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples" - Virginia Woolf on James Joyce

I'm curious if any of these stir up passionate agreement or dissent. I must confess that I tend to agree with Virginia on James, but I suspect I'm not in the majority on that score.

message 2: by Callie (new)

Callie (calliekl) | 646 comments I loved this one, so much so that I have it hanging up in my cubicle...

"Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it."
Mark Twain

Such a snarky group of people!

message 3: by Jen (new)

Jen | 2 comments That was great!

message 4: by Loretta (new)

Loretta (lorettalucia) | 136 comments I loved the side-by-side "Faulkner on Hemingway" and "Hemingway on Faulkner."

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