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Bon Mot: Kerryn Goldsworthy on Xavier Herbert

The TLS this week brings us the following description of Australian author Xavier Herbert’s last novel, Poor Fellow My Country:

Published in 1975, it is considerably longer than War and Peace, and quickly became known in Australian literary circles as “Poor Fellow My Reader” or “Poor Bugger My Book.”

In the same kind of Spinal Tap sweepstakes, there’s the review (I don’t know the authorship) of the Clash’s Cut the Crap: “Cut the ‘Cut the’.”

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