In case you were curious, the good folks over at the Huffington Post have provided us with an infographic detailing who hated who in the world of famous authors.
It might seem absurd, but writers had more petty drama amongst themselves than most high school cliques. Despite the fact that all the authors on this chart are canonized, literary tastemakers, they couldn't simply be happy for one another's success. Instead, they lobbed insults and slandered each other mercilessly. (Although in many cases, the authors waited until their nemesis was post-mortem before mocking and deriding them. Talk about spineless).
So, who hated who? Mark Twain famously couldn't stand Henry James or Jane Austin, while Vladimir Nabokov held a grudge against Ernest Hemingway, Joseph Conrad and Fyodor Dostoevsky.
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