Tolstoy Disses Shakespeare, Orwell Explains

When someone criticises someone or something it often tells us as much about the someone as about their object. Somehow we tend to assume that great writers have – if not affection – at least respect for other great minds, but here we have Tolstoy condemning Shakespeare, in particular the great King Lear. This seems unfair, but then we get anther author of the people making an attempt to explain what was going on.

http://www.openculture.com/2016/03/tolstoy-calls-shakespeare-an-insignificant-inartistic-writer.html

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