All Stories

Joseph Heller

"Catch-22 ... gasps for want of craft and sensibility ... the book is no novel."

George Bernard Shaw

"...he has not a touch of the poetical in his composition"

James Joyce

"The average intelligent reader will glean little or nothing from [Ulysses] ... save bewilderment and a sense of disgust"

Glenn Gould

"I never heard him play anything that I thought was beautiful"

W.E.B. Du Bois

"... probably he does not understand his own people ..."

J.R.R. Tolkien

"Dr. Tolkien has little skill at narrative and no instinct for literary form."