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Friday, January 12, 2007

Feud For Thought

Dismayed by the news that Vargas Llosa and Marquez have buried the hatchet, The Times' Ben McIntyre muses on why the art of the feud seems to be dying out: "Writers once exhibited their sworn enemies with as much pride as any literary award....The best feuds are nurtured over a lifetime, delivered in the form of steel barbs, sharpened with malice aforethought. Revenge should be served not only cold, but with the most elaborate garnish."

More on feuds here, here and here.


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