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Contemporary Writers Can't Afford To Be Snobs

First Posted: 03/01/11 12:42 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

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Telegraph:

A biography of the poet Edith Sitwell, published this week, shows what a roaring snob she could be. It seems that she looked down her (startlingly large) nose at more or less anyone who wasn't upper class or an artist. When a member of the public wrote to a newspaper to criticise her work, she said the letter had "taught me the value of birth control for the masses".

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