Vicious Nonsense - Quips, Snubs & Jabs by Literary Friends & Foes

Author(s): Kristen Hewitt (Editor)

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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.

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General Fields

  • : 9781616899905
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : 0.01
  • : March 2021
  • : --- length: - '17.8' width: - '12.7' units: - Centimeters
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Special Fields

  • : Kristen Hewitt (Editor)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 808.882
  • : 144