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Flavorwire offers a list of 30 hilariously nasty author-on-author smackdowns, including this classic:

Mark Twain on Jane Austen (1898)

“I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”

http://flavorwire.com/188138/the-30-harshest-author-on-author-insults-in-history

 

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