“25. Mark Twain, according to William Faulkner (1922)
“A hack writer who would not have been considered fourth rate in Europe, who tricked out a few of the old proven sure fire literary skeletons with sufficient local color to intrigue the superficial and the lazy.”
The 50 best author vs. author put-downs of all time, by Michelle Kerns, Examiner.com, April 16, 2010
Oh that wacky Faulkner. But just look at the size of that sentence.