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  • n. A criticaster; a petty critic.

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  • By the middle of 1938 I felt I could sit back and quietly enjoy both the private praise bestowed upon me by Andoverton and Lodge in their letters and the public accusations of aristocratic obscurity which facetious criticules in the Sunday papers directed at the style of such passages in the English versions of my two novels as had been authored by me alone.
    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins!‎ p. 120

    June 13, 2009