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Take that, Noah!

Blogster and freelance writer Ryan Bigge has written a sizzling retort to some comments Noah Richler made about a spring books essay that Bigge wrote for the National Post. Richler, in a Toronto Star review of Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness, took exception with Bigge’s criticisms about the novel’s retrograde rural setting. Richler wrote: “This, frankly, is the sort of self-regarding metropolitan article that gives Toronto a bad name — with none of the ‘edge’ Bigge thinks is missing in CanLit.” Now Bigge has responded on his website, The Bigge Idea, not only clarifying his position on the novel but pointing out a number of mispellings, factual errors, and logical anomolies in Richler’s review.

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