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Who's the best writer of all time?

  1. Winterfate profile image96
    Winterfateposted 5 years ago

    Who's the best writer of all time?

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Up to now, not all time, no one knows what the future may bring, I have to go with a play off between, Homer, Shakespear, Huxley, Orwell, and william Gibson.

  3. donnah75 profile image96
    donnah75posted 5 years ago

    Definitely Shakespeare.  His work has so many layers to uncover with each reading.

  4. JulianaDragoness profile image76
    JulianaDragonessposted 5 years ago

    J.K. Rowley for sure!  She made the best novels about my idol Harry Potter!

  5. Time2Spare profile image61
    Time2Spareposted 5 years ago

    I would say Shakespeare too.. They are rich and each of his writing is worth reading. Why there are many of which have been filmed in many languages.

  6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    Willliam Shakespeare.  Most people don't realize that all of his plays are actually written in poetic form.  His use of words is unbelievably clever.  For example:

    "Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like a toad, ugly and venomous,wears yet a precious jewel in its head".

    Just trying to figure out what this quote means is a major brain teaser...and his work is full of such wordage.

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    American writing is an imitation of British literature, which developed from copying Italian Renaissance writing. The Italians of the Renaissance were copying the style of the Islamic and Byzantine writers, who were copying the Roman Imperial writers, who had copied the classic Greeks. So I would say Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes were the best.

  8. lav-senior profile image60
    lav-seniorposted 5 years ago

    A wonderful irish-borne writer who provided us with stories, quotes and a fascinating life to boot. I salute thee Oscar!

    "I have nothing to declare but my genius." Oscar Wilde.

  9. Ariana Phillips profile image74
    Ariana Phillipsposted 5 years ago

    Though I love Shakespeare's writing I agree with Old Empresario since much of Shakespeare's ideas were from Ovid's works. I personally enjoy the works of Virgil, whose prose are so meticulously perfect even in a work that was technically never finish and that he asked on his death bed should be burned. Lucky for us his dying wish was unfulfilled.