“A great cow full of ink.”

That’s Gustave Flaubert on George Sand. Charming, non?

And there’s plenty more where that came from:

The 30 harshest author-on-author insults in history.

Nietsche on Dante is cutting. And Gore Vidal on Truman Capote? Well, as vicious as you’d expect, darling.

3 responses to ““A great cow full of ink.”

  1. These. Are. Awesome. What a charming parade of barbed and petulant egos. . .

  2. Poor Jane Austin – Samuel Clements wasn’t a fan then: …Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.

  3. Oh that Twain v. Austin is a bona fide hoot, but Faulkner slammed him back a pretty good one…hmm, now wait just a little minute, I’m pretty sure he gave me a smack down!
    Okay Willy it’s on now, Pirates Alley at high noon, shin bones at twenty paces, Truman will be my second.

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