Literary Schadenfreude Your shrink might tell you that your enemies will dig their own graves and are best left alone, but poet Clive James knows the sweetest type of literary revenge: seeing your rival's work on a bargain table for $4.99. In fact, he wrote a delightfully bitchy poem about it in his new book:An excerpt, from the NYT Book Review :

The book of my enemy has been remaindered And I am pleased. In vast quantities it has been remaindered. Like a van-load of counterfeit that has been seized And sits in piles in a police warehouse, My enemy’s much-praised effort sits in piles In the kind of bookshop where remaindering occurs...
In other words: $4.99 on the bargain table at St. Mark's Bookstore, sucker! You'll never get an exorbitant advance again! How do you like that , bitch? Yeah! [Photo: elfsternberg's Flickr ]