30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History

These are definitely quite harsh, and I don’t agree with most of them. (Although Wilde was dead on when he said, “There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.")

One caveat: I am very skeptical of quotes found on the internet. They usually are found to have been invented after the fact. I haven’t verified any of these. (One good sign, though, is that all of them have dates attached, which hints that someone did actual research to verify them.) But even if some turn out to be fake, they’re still fun.

(Tip o’ the hat to AnotherPhD2B’s Twitter feed)

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