Rotten Reviews: In Cold Blood

[In this squib, Stanley Kaufmann alludes to Truman Capote’s famously snarky remark about Jack Kerouac’s prose, to wit, “That’s not writing, that’s typing”.]

“One can say of this book–with sufficient truth to make it worth saying: ‘This isn’t writing. It’s research.'”

Stanley KaufmannThe New Republic

Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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