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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

Hi!!!!!!!!!!
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 sona » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:07 am

I LOVE SHAKESPEARE AND CHARLES DICKENS

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Postby Triumph » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:29 am

sona wrote:I LOVE SHAKESPEARE AND CHARLES DICKENS


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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Postby MissLT » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:57 am

tikay wrote:I love the books by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa about growing up in Tibet. I love Anais Nin. I have enjoyed dan Brown da Vinci Code But he is average to me as a writer. I loves the Narnia Cronicles when i was young...C.S. Lewis (great man) Stephen King is good as a writer

This is exactly like what I think.

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Postby Laxuan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:52 am

to me, Jule Verl is the best author because his story mention about not only scientific event but also real life such as 80 days around the world,2000 miles under the sea and so on

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Postby Cypress » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:27 am

_Arale_ wrote:I admire many authors and Jack London is my most favourite author. I specially like his style, a bit wild, a bit bitter, a bit cold...All senses are combined in his novels. The call of the wild gives me the greatest impression.


I am a big Jack London fan too. Martin Eden is my favorite novel.
I visited Jack London ranch in Glen Ellen, California last year. It was so awesome to see where the great man lived and worked.

When I was younger, I enjoyed reading Alexander Dumas, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie.

Now, when I am older and far away from my native country, I take great pleasure in reading Russian writers such as Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin, Dostoevskiy, and others.

There is one book that I really want to read. It is Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. I was forced to read it in the seventh grade, and I just hated it. But I think I might actually enjoy it now.

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Postby tikay » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:58 pm

My favorite recent book is The Glass Castle...by Jeannette Walls...you can find it in Amazon.com, barely used, for a great price and it is amazing for the true story of a poor american family. Although it is incredibly odd the family is not all that unusual in this quirky country. Her parents were not quite right in the head, her mom fairly nuts and her dad was a major alcoholic. The writer had a very rough childhood but she takes you in and you understand how it made her the strong woman she becomes. :wink: I cant wait for more stories from this woman/author....maybe you will check it out!

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Postby Dixie » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:17 pm

tikay wrote:My favorite recent book is The Glass Castle...by Jeannette Walls...you can find it in Amazon.com, barely used, for a great price and it is amazing for the true story of a poor american family. Although it is incredibly odd the family is not all that unusual in this quirky country. Her parents were not quite right in the head, her mom fairly nuts and her dad was a major alcoholic. The writer had a very rough childhood but she takes you in and you understand how it made her the strong woman she becomes. :wink: I cant wait for more stories from this woman/author....maybe you will check it out!


Wow that sounds really interesting :!:

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Postby tikay » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:03 pm

It is an incredible read...the girl went through nearly freezing for a few winters because the moneys were spent on alcohol insted of heating the home during the snows/cold of some winters...also the children nearly starved to death too... while the parents told them that their life was pretty good and such, the story is just tragic but very very interesting because the parents were also sort of intelligent...just very neglectful/abusive....her brother slept under a raft for like two years to avoid a leak in his room during rains....things like that.

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Postby Ksju » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:06 am

Hemingway.

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Postby Tora » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:54 pm

W.S. Maughem (love him! Moon and Sixpence and Theatre and his stories and the less known and rather rare - can't find in book-shops - Summing up (i've got it)... awesome)

Jack Keroac (the aithour i'm reading at the moment, absolutely delited, tasty literature, like good cup of coffee, admire every minute...)

V. Nabokov (unique... talented and russian, can praise him realy long)

S. Dovlatov (you may know him i guess, writer of the third-wave of emigration, lived in L.A., adore his masterpieces, witty...)

E-M. Remarque (no need to say why i love his books...)

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Postby tikay » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:11 pm

Laxuan wrote:to me, Jule Verl is the best author because his story mention about not only scientific event but also real life such as 80 days around the world,2000 miles under the sea and so on



I think it is "Leagues" under the Sea, darling not miles which in this case...nevermind, it is fantasy after all. I like this book too i had forgotten it for quite a while.

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Postby tikay » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:01 am

Hi! thanks I like Gabriel too. Welcome to the forum!

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Postby Cypress » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:20 am

ozzy wrote:My favourite author is Gabriel Garcia Marquez(GABO). I definetly recommend reading his books. If you want to more information about him, you can visit the web site.

http://www.themodernword.com/gabo/


I've read No One Writes to the Colonel. It was so sad. It is one of the most heartbreaking stories I’ve ever read. I felt so sorry for the colonel, and I hoped he will get his pension :(


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