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15 October 2017 @ 05:54 am
So that’s why people are afraid of her  
Virginia Woolf’s nastiest insults
tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on October 15th, 2017 10:40 am (UTC)
Oh, those were marvelous! Very bracing for an early Sunday morning.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on October 15th, 2017 12:36 pm (UTC)
What these make her sound like is a snob.
El Coyote Gordo: booksupergee on October 15th, 2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
Definitely. The one about Joyce has been an embarrassment to Woolf fandom for years.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on October 15th, 2017 02:06 pm (UTC)
Actually that one is more a literary critique of Ulysses than snobbery at the person of the author like many of the others; and I can't say it's totally undeserved. I once saw some early bad reviews of Moby Dick cited as examples of how wrong critics could be, but all I could think was that those old boys had a point.
The Warlord of Desultory Manormlknchz on October 15th, 2017 03:48 pm (UTC)
My critique of an on-line fic;

"You know the story about how an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters with an infinite amount of time would eventually write the Complete Works of William Shakespeare? This fic? One monkey, ten minutes."
Sharon Kahndreamshark on October 15th, 2017 09:05 pm (UTC)
Wow. She REALLY didn't like Katherine Mansfield.

Or civet cats, apparently.