The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #125667   Message #2784293
Posted By: MGM·Lion
08-Dec-09 - 10:19 PM
Thread Name: great crabby artists
Subject: RE: great crabby artists
Not a folkie, or even a musician; but novelist Evelyn Waugh a v notable example: e.g. invited by mutual acqutce to meet admiring American visitors, the female one of whom started telling him how much she admired Brideshead, he replied, 'Yes, I have always thought well of it; but now I know a stupid, ignorant American woman admires it perhaps it is not as good as I thought after all'; & then proceeded nonchalantly to eat his dinner as if unaware of extent to which he must have ruined entire occasion!