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Monday, August 20, 2012

The case for an exhibition of books shot by angry writers.

"Bullet Hole Book," via Sydney Schwartz, doctoral thesis flatness

Dwight Garner’s Riff for The Times Magazine, making the “case for critics who are actually critical” contains the following anecdote:
The novelist Richard Ford, after a dismissive review from Alice Hoffman in The New York Times Book Review in 1986, shot bullets through one of her novels and mailed the mutilated thing to her. “My wife shot it first,” he reportedly said.
Read more at Design Observer

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