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Postby Goronman » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:24 am

Dixie wrote:I didn't know he had refused it :shock: Did he say why?

In fact, He got the literature Nobel Prize for "Les mots" but he refused it. He said, in french, it was because : "aucun homme ne mérite d'être consacré de son vivant" that is to say, in english (if I don't make mistakes :wink: ) > no man who lives deserves to be consecrated.

I presume that he was really an interesting person :)
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Postby Dixie » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:48 pm

Well that makes him a really interesting person. And famous! Now everybody will know him as the man who refused a Nobel Prize :D
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Postby Lalee » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:23 am

Wow... This is a very difficult question to answer. There are just so many great writers around. For instance, I love Edgar A. Poe and a Peruvian writer called, Alfredo Bruce Echenique.
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Postby Mina » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:32 pm

Well,I love reading but it is not difficult to choose my favorites writers.One of them is Jules Verne ,Agatha Christie and José de Alencar.This last one is brazilian :) . Jules Verne has caught me in his book called " Around the world in 80 days" and I have to say: Oh my!!!! What a great book!!!!! I recommend reading it.
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Postby Triumph » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:29 am


I love Charles Dickens too, as well as Arthur Conan Doylen and some Chinese authurs. :lol:
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Postby kamiya » Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:48 am

i like O'HENRY. he's such a talent author.his short stories r very profound, humane, n they always have an unexpected ending
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Postby illusion » Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:26 pm

my choice would be definitely Shakespeare and also J.K Rowling...:)
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Great authors....mine anyway.

Postby tikay » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:22 pm

I love the books by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa such as the first one known as The Third Eye about growing up in Tibet. I love Anais Nin. I have enjoyed Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code But he is average to me as a writer. I loved the Narnia Cronicles when I was a young-person... by C.S. Lewis ( a great man) Stephen King is good as a writer but I dispise being scared or grossed out so... he is not for me, but for those who like being scared out of their wits he is very good! And I really did enjoy watching The Stand on the tele...(based on his book) mostly because I thought it was important...thought provoking work.

I love the writers who take you into the story and hold you like you are in a warm bath...and in another world...there are so many!

I really dont like T.C. Boyle (what a jerk!) his book Drop City was about hippies and he got it all so wrong (i would know) the only great thing about it is the cover photograph which I love! I hated the way he ruined his story Tortilla Curtain too, it had so much potential to be a good story.

...another book to avoid is Three Naughty French Novels this book made me feel so sick to my stomach! I hated it so much that I threw away the book before finishing it and I have never thrown away a book in my life! It was utterly disgusting and sick...no you wont like it..believe me!
I love erotic writing such as Anais Nins work... but that book of short stories was just very awful and so nasty... it is more about mixing sex with death and with uggghhh! Nevermind ...it's just repulsive.

I prefer to read about Tibet, and things that inspire a person... and Patrick French did a great book about Tibet, called Tibet,Tibet.
Voltaire's Candide is a classic book that I really enjoyed.
Well i have said enough! :wink:
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Postby bluestar » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:52 am

My favorite author is Agatha Christie !!!!!!!
I enjoy her books very much!!!!!
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