literary hack

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Noun1.literary hack - a mediocre and disdained writer
Grub Street - the world of literary hacks
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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And all of a sudden, amid this devil's sabbath of polished cynicism, an unexpected tone of authentic pain and compassion appears, even though applied to unlikely objects such as Semyon Babayevsky, a formerly famous literary hack to whom a paradox-loving fate granted biblical age.
Carlyle could, of course, afford to disdain the "canaille" who did literary hack work now that his income from literature was secure.