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.
Definitely Shakespeare. His work has so many layers to uncover with each reading.
J.K. Rowley for sure! She made the best novels about my idol Harry Potter!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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