Date: Sat Oct 13 22:54:22 2012
Hi Mari, thanks for stpnipog by and for the compliment! No, I have not yet read Palimpsest, but I heard Vidal was pretty nasty all around and skewered several fellow writers. Didn't know that Anais Nin was one of his targets, however. Being a famous and esteemed author does not put one above vengeful, childish antics, I am afraid, and writers have been using their works as ammo against each other forever. If you've ever read Quartet by Jean Rhys, she paints a really unflattering picture of the character that is clearly based on her mentor and former lover Ford Madox Ford. The best part is that on the back cover of the paperback version there is this glowing quote from Ford extolling the passion and terrific insight within the book. Did he not realize?
Date: Sun Oct 14 08:14:49 2012
Date: Tue Oct 16 08:11:22 2012
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