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Will Self attacks 'literary mediocrity' George Orwell

Posted at 8:19AM Monday 01 Sep 2014

In what is perhaps the first literary spat between a living and dead author, Will Self has infuriated the followers of George Orwell by describing the writer of the political classics Animal Farm and 1984 as a "supreme mediocrity".

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