In a note to Fitzgerald, Hemingway shows he was better at being aggressive than passive-aggressive.
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“Hemingway once sent F. Scott Fitzgerald a typescript of A Farewell to Arms. Fitzgerald sent back ten pages of edits and comments, signing off with “A beautiful book it is!” You can see Hemingway’s first reaction above (signed EH). In later drafts, it seems, he took some of Fitzgerald’s advice to heart.”
from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler
Kafka on the Shore (海辺のカフカ, Umibe no Kafuka) - 2002
His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman.