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One Writer's Ravings:       A Logophile's Blog for Language Lovers      

LIT CRIT 101: The Art of the Putdown

Writers are generally not known for their social grace. In fact, many are flat-out antisocial, sometimes to the point of misanthropy. Envy, egotism, selfishness, self-indulgence, and downright nastiness are just a few of the pleasant traits often associated with writers—along with the ability to be mean-spirited in epigrammatic prose laced with trenchant wit. Read More 
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