Saturday, March 10, 2007


I'm sure this isn't "new news," but I just had to post it. In a short author profile of V.S. Naipaul, The Guardian has this little "Did you Know?" tidbit:

"Naipaul's friend and protégé Paul Theroux opened a rare-book catalogue to find one of his first editions, inscribed to his mentor, for sale at £1,500. When challenged about this act of 'betrayal', Naipaul apparently replied, 'take it on the chin, dear fellow, and move on'. The two have been at loggerheads ever since."