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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ali Vs Amis

An essay on the paucity of literary feuds in the New York Times quotes the still acerbic Fran Leibowitz: “It’s not because we no longer have feuds. It’s because we no longer have literature.” Well, here's a new one come to light -- Tariq Ali, in this interview on his Islam Quintet, says of Martin Amis: "Almost everywhere these days you can read nutty right wing novelists like Martin Amis talking about Islam as an 'evil religion'. To fight against that is an uphill struggle."


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