Amazing Author Insults That Actually Raise Insults To An Art Form

August 27, 2014 12:22 PM

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Amazing Author Insults That Actually Raise Insults To An Art Form

Though readers are well-advised to give all classics a proper chance rather than tossing aside Pride and Prejudice or The Scarlet Letter after a few boring pages, we can rest assured that even if we never come to appreciate Austen or Hawthorne, we would be in exalted company. The most celebrated of authors have long come in for their share of high-profile criticism, even from each other.

Great authors have always been subject to rivalries and artistic differences just like the rest of us -- except that when they resort to disparaging each other's work, their insults are no ordinary insults. When these wordsmiths turn their talents to literary burns, the results can be truly lyrical.

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