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    #1

    The writer seemed to be

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The writer seemed to be a controversial figure; some critics heaped praise and others obloquy upon him.

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    #2

    Re: The writer seemed to be

    The first clause is fine. The second needs work. Don't use obloquy, a word so rare that your post is one of the very few times I've seen it used.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: The writer seemed to be

    I am wondering if I used "vilification" or "condemnation", would my sentence sound natural.

    Some critics heaped praise and others vilification upon him.
    Some critics heaped praise and others condemnation upon him.

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    #4

    Re: The writer seemed to be

    Yes, reasonably natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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