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VS Naipaul: No Woman Can Write Like I Can

Jane Austen's just too 'sentimental'

(Newser) - VS Naipaul might be one of the great writers of the 20th century, but he appears also to be a straight-up literary sexist, notes Gawker , which picks up on an interview he gave to the Guardian . In it, Naipaul says that no woman could write as well as he can;... More »

Morrison Tops Times 10 Best Books List

NY Times names its top 10 for 2008

(Newser) - Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison's most recent novel and nonfiction books about two wars feature on the New York Times list of the 10 best books of the year. They include:
  • A Mercy: Morrison's tale of 17th-century slaves and masters is "part Faulknerian puzzle, part dream-song."
  • 2666: Chilean author
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