Sunday, January 18, 2015

The ten greatest put-downs in literature

Reporters at the Telegraph came up with the ten greatest put-downs in literature.

One entry on the list:
"I misjudged you... You're not a moron. You're only a case of arrested development." - The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway - (Character: Harvey Stone)
Read about the other put-downs on the list.

The Sun Also Rises is on Amy Hopkins's top ten list of bars and pubs in literature, Nancy W. Sindelar's list of the six best Hemingway novels (in 1st place), Chris Pavone's list of five books that changed him, Sara Jonsson's list of seven of the best literary treatments of envy, Simon Akam's top ten list of the most attractive women in literature and John Mullan's list of 10 of the best taxis in literature. It came in at #6 on the American Book Review list of the 100 best last lines from novels; it is a book that Andre Dubus III frequently returns to.

--Marshal Zeringue