Are you just going to sit back and let Walter Kirn talk a bunch of smack about your book, James Wood? He said your tone is one of “genteel condescension” for crying out loud!
You have to hit him back hard, James. Try something like “Naw, dogg. Your momma flashes the Burberry lining of her jacket whenever she rises from her armchair to fetch another Harvard Classic.” That ought to shut him up.
Sorry. I’m just trying to get some kind of schoolyard dust-up going. I think people would really get into literary criticism if there was more beefing between critics, and NYT vs. The New Yorker would be the literary equivalent of Jay Z vs. Nas.
-Norm De Plume