all time, in your life!!!
Ok, I’ve just browsed a list of the most influential writers of all time and honestly there were no surprises. Topping the list was good ole Bill … Shakespeare and honestly, I don’t know ten other people who actually understand his work, or the King James bible for that matter. Another obvious entry was Homer, I don’t know too many people who weren’t forced to read the Iliad and Odyssey. Of course there were some Russians in the mix, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy the kings of long drawn out but beautifully written exposition, thank goodness contemporary literature has saved us at least 6 months of our lives by cutting some of that out. I mean it’s beautiful but ain’t nobody got time for a ten minute description of a chandelier, I’m talking to you Feodor!
There’s also Austen and Melville, Conrad and Fielding, Browning and Wolf, Shelley squared and Tu Fu… just to name a few, LOL Fu, few, get it??? Ok, that totally was not funny, but I tried. And of course, there’s Wilde and one of my favorite authors( not that I don’t like any of the above cause I do, they’re legends) – the ultimate, the incomparable, the insane Poe!!! Love that guy!
So what is exactly is the point of this post? This list, is awesome, it really is. There are no authors on it that I haven’t been forced to read and enjoy. Thing is, I’m a half insane writer myself, so this list for me is adequate, but how about for you?
Who do you think are some of the most influential writers of all time?