- James Joyce, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man: "It is not possible to get hold of an intelligent audience in wartime." And: "...a good work but it won't pay."
- John Knowles, A Separate Peace: "...embarrassingly overwrought...strikes me as much overdone, and even pretentious...I feel rather hopeless about this having a future."
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick: "It is very long, rather old-fashioned, and in our opinion not deserving."
- Pearl Buck, The Good Earth: "Regret the American public is not interested in anything on China."
- Emily Dickinson, Untitled (Poetry Manuscript): "The rhymes are all wrong."
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Rejecting parties who got it all wrong: