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

>> No.12621191

Homer wasn’t a writer

>> No.12621192

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

>> No.12621195

>No Joyce

What the fuck is this?

>> No.12621202

who is that between Pessoa and Hugo?

top right corner

>> No.12621204

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

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>> No.12621225
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Candidates for all time greatest that are not those 4:

>> No.12621280


Stop posting field and stream writers.

>> No.12621283
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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

this, also:

>> No.12621603

Fuck off, tranny.

>> No.12621605

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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>great writers

>> No.12621666

The most plebeian post in the thread. Congratulations.

>> No.12621668

Austrian modernists were the best writers

>> No.12621681

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

>> No.12621683

A crude and cruel old book.

>> No.12621692

>the best at anything

>> No.12621694

This is easy

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

>> No.12621699

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

>> No.12621707

oh wow good post

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>> No.12621719

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

>> No.12621735

>crossboarding tourist encounters names he hasn't heard before

>> No.12621738

stultus es

>> No.12621760


>> No.12621764

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

>> No.12621838

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

>> No.12621944

found the retarded anglo

>> No.12621954

The eternal anglo strikes again

>> No.12621967

what did Meville brought to literature?

>> No.12621984

A ton of sea words.

>> No.12621986

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

>> No.12622016



Holy moly.


Great to see someone with common sense among the retch.

>> No.12622073

Where's Goethe?

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William Forrester

>> No.12622574

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

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

>> No.12622753

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.

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>> 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

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

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

>> No.12623337

thank you for agreeing with me

>> No.12623353


the absolute state of /lit/

>> No.12623356

Dickens is god tier

>> No.12623393

Disgusting humanist trite

>> No.12623398

begone, your presence is lower than a two penny harlot

>> No.12623401

He really isn't.

>> No.12623402


>> No.12623409

good top 4

i miss reading fiction

>> No.12623413

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

>> No.12623414

lovecraft are you shitting me

>> No.12623419

I adore every word

>> No.12623433

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

Lola is a great writer at BuzzFeed

>> No.12624631

hemingway is not a contender

>> No.12624638

Consider suicide

>> No.12624645

Is this bait or someone who has mastered pseudery?

>> No.12624652

Joyce is a shitty meme. Sorry kid.

>> No.12624656


This is the only acceptable list.

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>> 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

Nah, he was joking

>> No.12624683

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

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>> No.12624801

holy burgers
>Mann instead of Musil
holy middlebrow

>> No.12624811

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

Best at starting world wars and blaming germany for it

>> No.12624947

>Musil instead of Gadda

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>Who could be a candidate?

>> No.12625100

tfw shot by the western

>> No.12625703

¡Hola Paco!

>> No.12626337

One does not belong to that list.

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am i doing it right

>> No.12626464

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

>> No.12626578

Yes, he does.

>> No.12627056


-- dont @ me

>> No.12627678

thats 5

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