Meme: Novelists, Playwrights and Authors

Posted 18 December, 2009 by Lianne in Meme / 0 Comments

Am bored and since I have no classes, I decided to fill out this meme, hehehe 🙂 Found it over at book_memes:

For those of you wondering ‘who decides these things?’, the list below is from the book The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time (Checkmark Books/Facts On File, Inc.: New York, 2001), written by Daniel S. Burt.

Put an [ X ] against the authors you’ve read, total them up, and resolve to read more (if you can be bothered).

1 William Shakespeare [x]
2 Dante Alighieri [x]
3 Homer [x]
4 Leo Tolstoy [x]
5 Geoffrey Chaucer [ ]
6 Charles Dickens [x]
7 James Joyce [ ]
8 John Milton [ ]
9 Virgil [x]
10 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [ ]
11 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra [x]
12 Murasaki Shikibu [ ]
13 Sophocles [x]
14 William Faulkner [ ]
15 Feodor Dostoevsky [x]
16 T.S. Eliot [ ]
17 Marcel Proust [ ]
18 Jane Austen [x]
19 George Eliot [ ]
20 William Butler Yeats [ ]
21 Alexander Pushkin [ ]
22 Euripides [ ]
23 John Donne [ ]
24 Herman Melville [ ]
25 John Keats [x]
26 Ovid [ ]
27 Tu Fu [ ]
28 William Blake [ ]
29 Aeschylus [ ]
30 Gustave Flaubert [ ]
31 Franz Kafka [x]
32 Moliere [ ]
33 William Wordsworth [ ]
34 Aristophanes [ ]
35 Thomas Mann [x]
36 Henrik Ibsen [x]
37 Anton Chekhov [ ]
38 Henry James [ ]
39 Vladimir Nabokov [ ]
40 Walt Whitman [ ]
41 Honore de Balzac [ ]
42 Jonathan Swift [ ]
43 Stendhal [ ]
44 Thomas Hardy [x]
45 George Bernard Shaw [ ]
46 Ernest Hemingway [ ]
47 D. H. Lawrence [ ]
48 Charles Baudelaire [ ]
49 Samuel Beckett [ ]
50 Virginia Woolf [ ]
51 Alexander Pope [ ]
52 Francois Rabelais [ ]
53 Francesco Petrarch [ ]
54 Emily Dickinson [ ]
55 Edgar Allan Poe [ ]
56 Henry Fielding [ ]
57 Joseph Conrad [ ]
58 Robert Browning [ ]
59 Albert Camus [ ]
60 Charlotte Bronte [x]
61 Emily Bronte [x]
62 Jean Racine [ ]
63 Mark Twain [ ]
64 August Strindberg [ ]
65 Emile Zola [ ]
66 Jorge Luis Borges [ ]
67 Cao Xueqin [ ]
68 Giovanni Boccaccio [ ]
69 Voltaire [ ]
70 Laurence Sterne [ ]
71 William Makepeace Thackeray [ ]
72 Percy Bysshe Shelley [ ]
73 Eugene O’Neill [ ]
74 Wallace Stevens [ ]
75 Lord Byron (George Gordon) [ ]
76 Gabriel Garcia Marquez [x]
77 Walter Scott [ ]
78 Pablo Neruda [ ]
79 Robert Musil [ ]
80 Alfred Lord Tennyson [ ]
81 Flannery O’Connor [ ]
82 Catullus [ ]
83 Federico Garcia Lorca [x]
84 Nathaniel Hawthorne [ ]
85 Theodore Dreiser [ ]
86 Ralph Ellison [ ]
87 Anthony Trollope [ ]
88 F. Scott Fitzgerald [x]
89 Victor Hugo [ ]
90 Rabindranath Tagore [ ]
91 Daniel Defoe [ ]
92 Gunter Grass [ ]
93 Lu Xun [ ]
94 E. M. Forster [x]
95 Isaac Bashevis Singer [ ]
96 Tanizaki Jun’ichiro [ ]
97 Richard Wright [ ]
98 Gertrude Stein [ ]
99 Zeami Motokiyo [ ]
100 Oscar Wilde [x]

TOTAL = 22

Ehh, looks like I have a way to go…do recognise a good lot of these guys though, that’s got to count for something, right? xD

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