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The 100 Greatest Writers of All Time

The 100 Greatest Writers of All Time

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His heights were higher than almost any other. A vastly underappreciated genius. His memoirs, starting with The Life of Henry Brulard. It
is the finest autobiography the West has generated, and if released today there would be no competition for the book of the year. Born
Marie-Henrie Boyle, he was a womanizer and a pretty man, but when he set down to write, he was without peer. Recommended
reading: The Red and the Black,

22. Euripides
22. Euripides
22. Euripides

22. Euripides

Before him, Greek drama was Happy Days and Good Times. He brought everything else to the table: the undermining of the protagonist,
the gross inequities of fate, the importance of satire to civilized beings. All theatre was archetype before this giant, and the original
onslaught of realism that he brought to the floor was a revolution. His plays, and his alone, were about regular people going about in the
guise of gods. His was a deeper grasp of human nature, one imperceptible to most. When he saw a slave, he saw more than a slave.
When he saw a god, he saw us all. Recommended reading: The Trojan Women, Iphigenia in Aulis, Helen.

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21. Miguel Cervantes
Miguel Cervantes
Miguel Cervantes

Miguel Cervantes

One work summed up the entirety of Spanish literature, but oh what a work he left us with! He had to practically redo an entire language
to keep up with his inventiveness. He survived three gunshots in a massive sea battle to survive to write it at all. He never regained the
use of his left hand. He died on the same day as Shakespeare.

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20. Laurence Sterne
Laurence Sterne
Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne

The finest experimentalist ever. Smash novels, insights of incomparable erudition, hilarious, so ahead of their time that they seem more
modern than most things published today. Tristram Shandy has lasted longer than its detractors. Many of its jokes have still yet to be
parsed from a text thick with meaning, with comedy and profound statements of humanity in a time where it was not so easy to
recognize what exactly that meant. Recommended reading: A Sentimental Journey, Tristram Shandy.

19. Herman Melville
19. Herman Melville
19. Herman Melville

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