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Classic Author-on-Author Insults Give Rise to Art Form - H.G. Wells, Virginia Woolf and More!

Classic Author-on-Author Insults Give Rise to Art Form - H.G. Wells, Virginia Woolf and More!

Huffington Post recently posted 19 author-on-author insults, proving that a true literary genius can turn their words into an art form.

Below are some examples:

Henry James, according to H.G. Wells:
"His vast paragraphs sweat and struggle ... And all for tales of nothingness ... It is leviathan retrieving pebbles. It is a magnificent but painful hippopotamus resolved at any cost, even at the cost of its dignity, upon picking up a pea which has got into a corner of its den."

Aldous Huxley, according to Virginia Woolf:
"I am reading [Point Counter Point]. Not a good novel. All raw, uncooked, protesting."

Nathaniel Hawthorne, according to Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"Nathaniel Hawthorne's reputation as a writer is a very pleasing fact, because his writing is not good for anything, and this is a tribute to the man."

George Bernard Shaw, according to H.G. Wells:
"All through the war we shall have this Shavian accompaniment going on like an idiot child screaming in a hospital, discrediting, confusing. He is at present... an almost unendurable nuisance."

Read more in Huffington Post here.


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