Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bad reviews

"I learned in the early days to cope with reviews. When I was living in London I used to get upset when a reviewer would say my book was ‘unreadable’ and another would call it ‘a work of genius’. I couldn’t go on being upset by the bad ones and believing the good ones. So many gave a clear indication they hadn’t read the book."

~ Janet Frame (Interview with a Canadian newspaper, 1984, reprinted in Janet Frame In Her Own Words Penguin NZ 2011)


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