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Who's coming to dinner?
It's a catered meal in a private room of a good hotel. Expense is not an issue. You may invite four writers, living or dead, to be your guests for the evening. Who do you invite and why?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow because he is my favorite poet of all time. Edgar Allan Poe because I want to find out how his mind works. Sylvia Plath because I want her brilliant mind to teach me to grasp her expertise on writing imagery and finally Maya Angelou because I just love her.
Impressive choices. Would not mind being a fly on the wall!
After seeing the name Maya Angelou twice on one page, I'm curious. I've never heard of her.
Maya Angelou is an American poet, author and civil rights activist perhaps best known for her book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Noel Coward and Iris Murdoch, each one from a different era, each one talented and each one using a completely different style. The conversation should be amazing! Their characters and values would probably differ tremendously and maybe clash in some cases, especially the 'scathing' Mr Coward! Their combined humour and wit would be a fascinating blend and their discussions on society could be mind-blowing. I'd love to ask them questions on their choice of themes and their writing techniques. What a wonderful dinner party that would be!
Top marks for thinking of such a brilliant question.
Stephen King would be my first choice. I have read some of his books, including "On Writing", which gives tips on writings and gives stories from his life that are very inspiring for a writer. I would also invite Edgar Allen Poe, because I would like to get to know someone who could write like him. He was a favorite when I was young. Also, Nora Roberts and Robyn Carr, modern day writers who could transport me to another land, and a fictional community that sounds like a wonderful place to live.
Maya Angelou for her voice, vast experience and great humanity. Robert Frost for his poetic interpretation of nature. J.D. Salinger who opened my mind and wrote my story. Edgar Allan Poe for allowing me to explore my dark side and because I love a mystery!
Ah, I'm learning! None of your excellent choices surprise me.
J D Salinger's a brilliant choice; The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favourites. I thought of him but deliberately stuck to Brits that I know best!
by defenestratethis8 years ago
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by Lena Kovadlo5 years ago
Who is your favorite poet author of all time?
by Darrin Perez5 years ago
Who's the best writer of all time?
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by Rosie Rose7 years ago
If you could invite someone famous to Christmas dinner, who would it be?I would invite Oprah.. She is down-to-earth, has helped a lot of people, and everything she touches turns to gold. She is awesome!
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