A battle in which the pen has become the sword

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SomeOne over at the USGS sent along This Story from The Times on an attack on one of Germany\'s leading literary critics. A writer has taken revenge on a prominent book reviewer
by writing a novel where the reviewer is portrayed as a corrupt stereotype
in an anti-Semitic manner. They go so far as to say Germany just now is in the grip of a tremendous literary row in which it is impossible not to take sides.