Thursday, April 19, 2007

Your so cute when you're frustrated

OK, I am all about separating the artist from the art. But just so you know, Yann Martel can be a self absorbed Class A jackass. You may have heard how he is going to mail the Canadian PM a book to read each fortnight. Well this Canadian blogger has a hilarious take down of Martel's ridiculous op-ed. (via bookslut)

Oh yeah, he admits he ripped off a Brazilian author for the basic idea in Life of Pi. Which makes the comment in the above blog more sad than funny.

Martel would no doubt dislike Tyler Cowen's argument that the American indirect funding of the arts is the most effective means of supporting art.

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