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Subject: But people do it!


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A Lit Prof took a poll of the 100 greatest writers
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Date Posted: Monday, July 27, 02:01:43pm
In reply to: There's 100 Rock songs that 100 ppl would say are "best". 's message, "But when you discuss art, aren't "best" list ridiculous? ZZzzzz" on Monday, July 27, 01:12:54pm

1. William Shakespeare
2. Dante Alighieri
3. Homer
4. Leo Tolstoy
5. Geoffrey Chaucer
6. Charles Dickens
7. James Joyce
8. John Milton
9. Virgil
10. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
11. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
12. Murasaki Shikibu
13. Sophocles
14. Feodor Dostoevsky
15. William Faulkner
16. Marcel Proust
17. William Butler Yeats
18. Alexander Pushkin
19. T S. Eliot
20. Jane Austen
21. George Eliot
22. Euripides
23. William Wordsworth
24. Herman Melville
25. John Keats
26. Ovid
27. Aeschylus (29)
28. Tu Fu (27)
29. William Blake (28)
30. Gustave Flaubert
31. Franz Kafka
32. Moli¿re
33. John Donne
34. Aristopbanes
35. Thomas Mann
36. Henrik Ibsen
37. Anton Chekhov
38. Henry James
39. Walt Whitman
40. Honor¿ de Balzac
41. Jonathan Swift
42. Stendhal
43. Thomas Hardy
44. George Bernard Shaw
45. Mark Twain
46. Charles Baudelaire
47. Samuel Beckett
48. Virginia Woolf
49. Alexander Pope
50. Fran¿ois Rabelais
51. Francesco Petrarch
52. Emily Dickinson
53. Edgar Allan Poe
54. Henry Fielding
55. Joseph Conrad
56. August Strindberg
57. D. H. Lawrence
58. Robert Browning
59. Eugene O'Neill
60. Charlotte Bront¿
61. Emily Bront¿
62. Jean Racine
63. Ernest Hemingway
64. Vladimir Nabokov
65. Emile Zola
66. Ben Jonson
67. Cao Xueqin
68. Giovanni Boccaccio
69. Voltaire
70. Samuel Richardson
71. Edmund Spenser
72. Nathaniel Hawthorne
73. Bertolt Brecht
74. Wallace Stevens
75. Christopher Marlowe
76. Gabriel García M rquez
77. Percy Bysshe Shelley
78. Rainer Maria Rilke
79, Robert Musil
80. Horace
81. Alfred Tennyson
82. Catullus
83. George Gordon, Lord Byron
84. F. Scott Fitzgerald
85. Daniel Defoe
86. Robert Frost
87. Walter Scott
88. Sappho
89, Kalidasa
90. Laurence Sterne
91. Frederico García Lorca
92. Oscar Wilde
93. Nikolai Gogol
94. William Makepeace Thackeray
95. Chinua Achebe
96. Chikamatsu Monzaemon
97. Ralph Ellison
98. Jorge Luis Borges
99. Albert Camus
100. Luigi Pirandello

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This is no doubt included on a list of the 100 Greatest Polls of All Time (NT)Ed PollardMonday, July 27, 03:42:58pm


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