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Love Letters to VS Naipal

Thu, Jun 30, 2011

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A few weeks ago we apprised you of the ridiculous and offensive comments made by Nobel laureate and jackass¬†VS Naipaul — basically that all women writers are ‘sentimental’ and ‘unequal to me’. There have been¬†some great reactions to that old-fashioned fart’s blatant sexism. The latest is writer¬†Joanne Elizabeth Valin’s new blog,¬†Love Letters to VS Naipal: “On the occasion of his declaration that no woman writer is, has been, or ever could be his equal.” She’s currently collecting and curating “intelligent letters with intelligent content. Be they spiked with vitriol, awash with sentiment, amused to the point of disbelief, or simply bored with the same old argument, your love letters should both inform and entertain.”¬†The first just went up by author¬†Edie Meidav (whose new novel¬†Lola, California we’ll be excerpting here in the next few weeks) and more will be added soon.

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