16.11.12

10 Grumpiest Writers in Literary History?

Flavorwire compiles its list of favourites
Thomas Bernhard
From Flavorwire: 'Berhard is a famous ranter, constantly raising his voice against his country, the culture, life, the universe and everything. Upon being presented with an Austrian national award in 1968, Berhard shrugged, “Everything is ridiculous, when one thinks of Death,” causing some minor public outrage. In his memoir, he wrote, ”I did not want to be anything, and naturally I did not want to turn myself into a mere profession: all I ever wanted was to be myself.” That, at least, he was in spades.'

Also included among the list are Norman Mailer, Gertrude Stein, Dorothy Parker, Vladimir Nabokov, and Patricia Highsmith. [Read More]

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