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V.S. Naipaul Is a Moron

V.S. Naipaul Is a Moron

By Miss Marm

Famed grumpypants V.S. Naipaul, whose novel A Bend in the River makes us violently sleepy, thinks Jane Austen—and all women!—are sentimental ninnies.

As The Guardian reports, Naipaul gave an interview bashing the ladiez. Top four most enraging quotes:

  1. "[I] couldn't possibly share [Jane Austen's] sentimental ambitions, her sentimental sense of the world."
  2. "I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not. I think [it is] unequal to me."
  3. "And inevitably for a woman, she is not a complete master of a house, so that comes over in her writing too," he said.
  4. "My publisher, who was so good as a taster and editor, when she became a writer, lo and behold, it was all this feminine tosh. I don't mean this in any unkind way."

V.S., we mean this in an unkind way: we'd rather watch our boyfriends play Call of Duty than read your boring novels.

Sparklers, think there's any truth to the idea that you can discern a writer's gender by reading one paragraph? Take The Guardian's quiz.

What do you think of Naipaul's remarks?

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Topics: writers, jerks, jane austen, v.s. naipaul

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