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>Cervantes
>Dante
>Homer
>Shakespeare

Are they the top4 writers of all time?
Who could be a candidate?

>> No.12621191

>>12621185
Homer wasn’t a writer
Goethe.

>> No.12621192

>>12621185
yeah that's about right, maybe Goethe would be a contender, maybe Tolstoy as well

>> No.12621195

>>12621185
>Pessoa
>No Joyce

What the fuck is this?

>> No.12621202

>>12621185
who is that between Pessoa and Hugo?

>>12621195
top right corner

>> No.12621204

>>12621185
you cant quantify writing in itself and even if you could those conclusions would be meaningless

>> No.12621208
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David Foster Ronald Reuel de Ortega y Pynchon

>> No.12621215

>>12621202
Moliere

>> No.12621225
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>>12621185

Candidates for all time greatest that are not those 4:
>Plato
>Montaigne
>Goethe
>Wordsworth
>Dickens
>Proust
>DFW

>> No.12621280

>>12621185
>hemingway

Stop posting field and stream writers.

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12621283

Having a favorites list is understandable.
Surveying what a handful of favorites lists show is okay, bu not very constructive.
Imposing your favorites list as immutably correct and “cannon” is NOT okay.

But enjoy

>> No.12621583

>>12621191
this, also:
Dostoyevsky
Cervantes
Lovecraft
Poe

>> No.12621603

>>12621283
Fuck off, tranny.

>> No.12621605

>Cervantes
kek no
the others are great

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>> No.12621638

At least the whole top line should be classical antiquity. Add Plato, Livy, Tacitus and Ovid (assuming wreathman is Virgil)

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>>12621638
>Plato
>Livy
>great writers

>> No.12621666

>>12621605
The most plebeian post in the thread. Congratulations.

>> No.12621668

Austrian modernists were the best writers

>> No.12621681

>>12621649
Better than 80% of that pic. Plutarch as well while I'm here

>> No.12621683

>>12621666
A crude and cruel old book.

>> No.12621692

>>12621668
>Austrians
>the best at anything

>> No.12621694

This is easy
>Shakespeare
>Milton
>Tolstoy
>Ibsen
>Flaubert
>Melville
>Joyce
>Chekhov

These are the men who have brought something new to literature.

>> No.12621699

>>12621681
They're not even the best writers of the Antique, you absolute fedoratastic pseud.

>> No.12621707

>>12621692
oh wow good post

>> No.12621711

>>12621694
>Joyce
>Ibsen
>Chekhov
>Melville
lol

>> No.12621719

>>12621699
>he's a Ciceropleb because he's been told to be
I bet you don't even speak latin

>> No.12621735

>>12621711
>crossboarding tourist encounters names he hasn't heard before

>> No.12621738

stultus es

>> No.12621760

>>12621711
newfag

>> No.12621764

>>12621699
>underrates Livy
>calls others a pseud
Oh I am laffin

>> No.12621838

>>12621719
>>12621764
>Livy
>Plato
>greatest of antiquity
>over the great tragedians, Aristophanes, Aesop, Horace, Martial
Kill you're'selves clueless namedropping rebbitardian scum.

>> No.12621944

>>12621605
found the retarded anglo

>> No.12621954

>>12621605
The eternal anglo strikes again

>> No.12621967

>>12621735
>>12621760
what did Meville brought to literature?

>> No.12621984

>>12621967
A ton of sea words.

>> No.12621986

>>12621967
Whales ad homoeroticism with polynesian natives.
Don't you dare say we didn't need it.

>> No.12622016

>>12621583

>Lovecraft
>Poe

Holy moly.

>>12621631

Great to see someone with common sense among the retch.

>> No.12622073

>>12621185
Where's Goethe?

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>>12621185
William Forrester

>> No.12622574

>>12621185
Virgil has to be there.
Also me.

>> No.12622590

Chekhov is so underrated it's disgusting.
His stories have more depth in 10 pages than most of the other autist writers have in 800.

>> No.12622655

>>12621583
>Lovecraft
>Poe
>>12622590
Then rec me some Chekhov
>>12621283
Seriously how do I filter tripfaggots on 4chan X I'm an idiot and can't figure it out

>> No.12622753

>>12622655
A Joke (this will hit you in the feels if you've ever been in love)
The Student (Chekhov's personal favorite story of his)
The Malefactor (basically a Monty Python sketch)
Who Was to Blame? (told from the POV of a cat, very unique)
Vanka (a bit melodramatic, but the ending hits you in the feels)

These all are short stories that can be read in about 10 minutes and will give you an idea of his style. Then if you enjoy it, move on to more of his longer stories.

>> No.12622765

Rabelais

>> No.12622944

Joyce was a hack, one of the biggest charlatans of literature
Dante is shit, fuck off
Pessoa is meme shit for incels
Proust is also overrated

>> No.12623168

>>12621185
I don't like Homer. There were parts in the Iliad I thought were really great. Didn't care for the Odyssey at all. I contributed nothing to this thread.

>> No.12623223

>>12622944
Yes Anon, thanks for showing us the truth that Dante, Pessoa, Proust, and Joyce are in fact all garbage.

>> No.12623337

>>12623223
thank you for agreeing with me

>> No.12623353

>>12621225
>dickens
>dfw
>>12621583
>lovecraft
>poe

the absolute state of /lit/

>> No.12623356

>>12623353
Dickens is god tier

>> No.12623393

>>12623356
Disgusting humanist trite

>> No.12623398

>>12623393
begone, your presence is lower than a two penny harlot

>> No.12623401

>>12623356
He really isn't.

>> No.12623402

>>12623401
philistine

>> No.12623409

>>12621185
good top 4

i miss reading fiction

>> No.12623413

>>12623402
what is your favorite passage from your favorite work by Dickens. Go ahead, wow me.

>> No.12623414

>>12621583
lovecraft are you shitting me

>> No.12623419

>>12623413
I adore every word

>> No.12623433

>>12623419
So you're a pseud. I could tell you my favorite passage by my favorite author, I could recite it from memory. You probably don't even like Dickens. He's not the worst mind you, he's just not great.

>> No.12624614

>>12621185
Lola is a great writer at BuzzFeed

>> No.12624631

hemingway is not a contender

>> No.12624638

>>12621283
Consider suicide

>> No.12624645

>>12623413
>>12623433
Is this bait or someone who has mastered pseudery?

>> No.12624652

>>12621195
Joyce is a shitty meme. Sorry kid.

>> No.12624656

>>12621185
Dante
Cervantes
Shakespeare
Goethe
Leopardi
Dostoevskij

This is the only acceptable list.

>> No.12624660

>>12621583
>Lovecraft
>Poe
Really?

>> No.12624661

You are all fucking pseuds. Can you please stop shilling these retarded medieval brainlets and actually read some Joyce and Wallace? They are so much better than useless pieces of mainstream dramaturgy that literally brought nothing new to literature like Shakespeare.

>> No.12624669

>>12624660
Nah, he was joking

>> No.12624683

>>12624661
Fuck off retard. The Medieval Men brought to humanity infinitely more than joys or wallas could ever do.

>> No.12624790

>>12621605
B E A D Y

>> No.12624801

>Twain
holy burgers
>Mann instead of Musil
holy middlebrow

>> No.12624811

>>12624661
I hope this is real. I hope you are this dumb. This post is something a cartoon character would say.

I mean Americans are stupid as fuck everyone knows that but holy shit.

>> No.12624816

>>12621692
>Austrians
Best at starting world wars and blaming germany for it

>> No.12624947

>>12624801
>Musil instead of Gadda

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>>12621185
>Who could be a candidate?

>> No.12625100

>>12621283
tfw shot by the western
>cannon

>> No.12625703

>>12621666
>>12621944
>>12621954
>>12624790
¡Hola Paco!

>> No.12626337

>>12624656
One does not belong to that list.

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>>12621283
am i doing it right

>> No.12626464

>>12624645
>can't say his favorite passage by his favorite author
>not a pseud
Begone

>> No.12626578

>>12626337
Yes, he does.

>> No.12627056

>>12621185
Shakespeare
Dante
Tolstoy
Dostoyevsky
Mann

-- dont @ me

>> No.12627678

>>12627056
thats 5

>> No.12627724

Socrates

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