• Who is the greatest author of all times?

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    • Re: Who is the greatest author of all times?
      Posted 08/13/2017 04:00 AM - Hide
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      William Shakespeare.

      Im going with this. The reason i started this thread was because i watched a bio on William Shakespeare. I came away thinking he is the greatest author of all time, living or dead, and its not close. You just cant make a case for anyone that even nears the impact he has had.

      Well, he did say it all.

      mostly gre.
      he did have two important things: a deep sense of tradegy and he was funny as fuck.
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    • Re: Who is the greatest author of all times?
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    • Jimmy_Tomorrow posted:
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      William Shakespeare.

      Im going with this. The reason i started this thread was because i watched a bio on William Shakespeare. I came away thinking he is the greatest author of all time, living or dead, and its not close. You just cant make a case for anyone that even nears the impact he has had.

      Well, he did say it all.

      That list of all the phrases Shakespeare added to th common vernacular is amazing.

      http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/04/45-phrases-coined-shakespeare-450th-birthday
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    • Re: Who is the greatest author of all times?
      Posted 08/13/2017 06:36 AM : Edited 08/13/2017 06:39 AM - Hide
    • The message, the prose... any answer other than Nietzsche is probably the wrong answer.

      Shakespeare is obviously the greatest English writer but be does not have anything in his oeuvre that can match a Zarathustra or an Ecce Homo.
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    • Re: Who is the greatest author of all times?
      Posted 08/13/2017 06:43 AM - Hide
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      Any genre

      I was thinking about this a couple days ago; Thucydides.
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    • Re: Who is the greatest author of all times?
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      William Shakespeare.

      Im going with this. The reason i started this thread was because i watched a bio on William Shakespeare. I came away thinking he is the greatest author of all time, living or dead, and its not close. You just cant make a case for anyone that even nears the impact he has had.

      Seconded and thirded.
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    • Re: Who is the greatest author of all times?
      Posted 08/13/2017 08:31 PM - Hide
    • All good choices. Could make a case for several of these!
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