I have discussed previously authors’ quotations about each other – sometimes derogatory – but how do they and others regard the craft of writing? Here are a few of the … Continue Reading Authors’ quotations on writing: What do writers think of their craft?
Some while ago I wrote about Mark Twain’s opinion of Jane Austen and other authors, but what do other authors and critics think of him and each other? The comments … Continue Reading Authors attack! What they think of each other
In part 1 of my blog on literary invective I referred to Mark Twain’s comments about Jane Austen: ‘I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do … Continue Reading Literary invective: Mark Twain on other authors
The pen is said to be mightier than the sword and can be particularly denigrating and effective when used by one author against a fellow author. I am indebted … Continue Reading Literary invective: On Jane Austen