Why Do Modern Writers Scorn the Art of Invective?
Kington, Miles, The Independent (London, England)
I was going through my correspondence the other day when I came across a letter from Matthew Parris, which was nice, as although we have only met a couple of times, he seems a most agreeable and amiable type. Not many people have made the move from one of the two most unpopular professions in Britain (politics) to the other (journalism) without leaving a stain on his image . . .
I read his letter. In it he said that he was putting together an anthology of prose in which people said scornful things about each other, and as he was too busy to read the whole of world literature, he was relying partly on the help of friends to come up with ideas, so if I had any candidates . …
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Publication information: Article title: Why Do Modern Writers Scorn the Art of Invective?. Contributors: Kington, Miles - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 5, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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