There’s A Joke Here Featuring Pens and Swords, But We’re Running Late

October 21st, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Seriously, we thought the British got all the fighting out with the War of 1812 (yes, but were there hearts really in Crimea?). On the other hand, it’s worth joining English PEN just for the conversation:

Suspicion, distrust, backbiting, smear tactics, simple loathing and sometimes extremely unliterary abuse have come to characterise a struggle that has been waged until now behind the closed doors of London’s literary salons.

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