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Twitter Battles Replace Literary Feuds

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When the Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul shook hands with the novelist Paul Theroux at a book festival in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye last weekend, one of the longest-running feuds in the literary world came to a decorous and rather anticlimactic end.

"After so many years, we've finally spoken," said Mr. Theroux.

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