Friday, July 30, 2004

The "Most Hated Man in Literature" Turns a New Leaf

Time to bury the hatchet - Books -
Dale Peck, literary critic and recipient of the slap heard round New York a few weeks ago, talks to the Sydney Morning Herald on the eve of the publication of his book Hatchet Jobs, about his criticism (more like dismemberment), his take on some of the great writers like Woolf "I mean, did the woman ever see a human being in her life?", Melville and Tolstoy. Peck also discusses his decision to leave Molotov criticism behind him. This may have something to do with the fact that he is writing his own book, which he admits he is having trouble pitching to publishers: "One publisher treated him like a child molester."
Stay tuned.

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