Your 5 favorite writers, whether they write prose, poetry, philosophy, or anything else
Others rate & recommend
H. de Balzac
F. de Malherbe
J. de la Fontaine
L. de Saint-Simon
Based. I would have included L. Tolstoï.
Come on, S. Beckett is unreadable.
Runner-up: Schopenhauer, even though he was infected with Kantianism and willing to be dishonest if it meant keeping his system from collapsing. I wish Schulze would have recommended Hume and Aristotle to him instead of Kant and Plato.
I am not too fond of novels or poetry but I dig D. H. Lawrence, especially when he goes into lyric poet mode. The Fox is my favorite work of his.
The hugolian inspiration of Vigny can be disappointing sometimes, but it's far from being cheap
Corneille is neither a top-tier Baroque nor a completely top-tier Classic. His use of emphasis and "galant style" is sometimes pitiful. He should have tried epic instead of theater, because he cannot bring a psychological depth in some of his plays.
Not to say that a lot of them are truly disappointing, almost a caricature. Still a good author in his youth though, it started decrease after Rodogune
Randbut only because I like the brutalist prose.
You're entirely correct. I love it.
Though I prefer giving girls 'the consent talk' before doing the whole hair-pulling ass-slapping thing. Roark's method doesn't appeal to me.
I've read most of his novels, all of his short stories and most of his plays, plus I'm halfway through the new Grove Press edition of his Collected Poems. Also, I've been flipping through his Collected letters recently.
When I say Beckett is one of my favourite writers, I mean it.
I've just started reading A Good Man is Hard to Find. Amazingly good.
Also, I remember reading--a few years ago--La vie mode d'emploi, The Void and a collection of his essays. Perec is a diamond in the rough rescued from obscurity.
Was scared to post Hemingway, Twain and Vonnegut without a brother. Laughed uncontrollably at A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court. Also, if it doesn't sound too stupid, I really enjoy Bruce Hood as a non-fiction writer.