Rotten Rejections: A Literary Companion New hope for the rejected. Rotten Rejections are excerpts from some kiss-off letters about books whose writers have since had the last laugh: "You're welcome… Biography Fiction Nonfiction Pop Culture Penguin
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Rotten Rejections: A Literary Companion (1991)

Details Writer: Andre Bernard; Genres: Biography, Fiction, Nonfiction, Pop Culture; Publisher: Penguin

New hope for the rejected. Rotten Rejections are excerpts from some kiss-off letters about books whose writers have since had the last laugh: ''You're welcome to le Carré — he hasn't got any future'' (John le Carré's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold). ''If you insist on rewriting this, get rid of all that Indian stuff'' (Tony Hillerman's The Blessing Way). ''It is impossible to sell animal stories in the U.S.A.'' (George Orwell's Animal Farm). A

Originally posted May 17, 1991 Published in issue #66 May 17, 1991 Order article reprints
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