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Herve
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Herve asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Who was the greatest writer of the 20th Century?

Update:

@ anonymous. If you don't have a candidate, then remain silent.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Louis-Ferdinand Céline is the greatest writer of all time. 

  • Rita
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    John Steinbeck

    1. John Steinbeck. While the 20th century produced a number of incredible American authors, none was more skilled and perhaps represented his era better than John Steinbeck.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    in which type of writing , science fiction , novels , pornographic or gay  thinks jules verne was probably the best . to bad he is french ...

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Beatriz Potter

    Enid Blyton

  • 2 months ago

    Ernest Hemingway.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There is no "the greatest" and nobody needs the greatest. It would be difficult to find criteria. And then again, others might not care with any such criteria.

  • 2 months ago

    Me            

  • 2 months ago

    James Joyce. Or George Orwell. Or Lu Xun. Or somebody else.

  • 2 months ago

    John Steinback 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A very subjective thing. Could be Harold Robbins or Daniel Steel - their stuff flew off airport bookshop shelves, but it was not exactly great. So we would need to define what we mean by the term.  Stephen King had a huge following. So did Agatha Christie. For me it would probably be someone like Daphne Du Maurier who was equally at home writing fiction as about Cornwall. Or Muriel Spark, highly original or E M Delafield, long since overlooked.

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