19 April, 2021

The Words, They Clashed On These Pages

They aren’t called men of letters for nothing: argument, counter-argument and everything in between

The Words, They Clashed On These Pages
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They aren’t called men of letters for nothing. Their missives have said much on our pages, in argument, counter-argument and everything in between (mostly in good humour, of course, though occasionally not). Often the ball has landed in our court, and we’ve sportingly volleyed it right back. In other slanging matches, we’ve happily played linesman.

1996/97 Ebrahim Alkazi - F.N. Souza
When Ebrahim Alkazi called F.N. Souza’s art twisted, and his persona uncouth and vulgar, a stung Souza pronounced “three jeers” for his “hubris-puffed friend”, who ironically had once penned an article titled ‘Tribute to Souza’ and sold several of his paintings from his gallery. “Hypocrisy is vulgar,” sputtered...

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