Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola

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Mark Twain once said of Jane Austen, "Every time I read "Pride and Prejudice" I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone." And then there's George Bernard Shaw on the Bard: "With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare." Twain and Shaw were both known for their coruscating wit, but they were far from the exception in terms of charity toward their peers. Literary one-upmanship is the subject of ...

Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola 2010, Frances Lincoln

ISBN-13: 9780711231627

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Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola 2009, Frances Lincoln, London, England

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