Jun. 4th, 2011

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The author has spoken out about what he believes to be a lack of ability demonstrated by women writers, singling out Jane Austen for particular criticism.
During an interview about his career, he began one of his famous rants, dismissing women writers as “unequal” to him and criticising their “sentimentality”. Naipaul, 78, who was born in Trinidad, said: “Women writers are different, they are quite different. I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not. I think [it is] unequal to me.”
He said this was due to their “sentimentality, the narrow view of the world”.
“And inevitably for a woman, she is not a complete master of a house, so that comes over in her writing too.
“My publisher, who was so good as a taster and editor, when she became a writer, lo and behold, it was all this feminine tosh. I don’t mean this in any unkind way.”


You know what, Vido? Nobody likes a teeny weeny little brown sadist. Any more of this and they'll be stripping you of your ill-gotten Nobel.

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