“My dear boy, what a masterpiece! How beautifully thought out! What color, what fire! It’s truly magnificent writing. It’s so poetic. Do take it over to Harper’s Bazaar where they will really know how to appreciate it.”
Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.