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Lit Crit

Early 20th Century Authors as perceived by their toughest critics!

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Gertrude Steinwrites childlike, nonsense language
Ernest HemingwayCopied Gertrude Stein's style
T. S. EliotHopelessly indebted to Ezra Pound
Ezra PoundA facsist
Wallace StevensA good insurance salesman, but not a great poet
William Carlos WilliamsA good doctor, but not a great poet
F. Scott Fitzgerald"Great Gatsby" was his only decent novel
D. H. LawrenceBecame popular only because his novels dealt with sex
Virginia WoolfEvery one of her novels has the same narrator
Katherine MansfieldCould only master the short story format
Anais NinShould have stuck to writing diaries
James JoyceShould have moved back to Ireland rather than writing "Ulysses"
Samuel BeckettMuch too depressing
Jean RhysHer most popular novel, "Wide Sargasso Sea," is also her worst

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