Monday, February 28, 2011

Writing snobs

It might not be a good idea nowadays, but in its heyday, looking down one's nose at the little people was the way to go. 'A biography of the poet Edith Sitwell, published this week, shows what a roaring snob she could be...When a member of the public wrote to a newspaper to criticise her work, she said the letter had "taught me the value of birth control for the masses". But then, in Sitwell's lifetime (1887-1964), writers could get away with being loudly snobbish.' More...

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