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Old 10-18-2010, 09:29 AM   #481
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Other undrafted names that I've considered...

Hanif Kureishi
Nazim Hikmet
Kalidasa
Amos Oz
Naguib Mahfouz
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:04 AM   #482
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I actually considered taking Cohen too lol.

Writers I considered but didn't have enough picks for:
Emily Dickinson
William Blake
Frank O'Hara
ee cummings
Li Bai
Ray Bradbury
JD Salinger
George Bernard Shaw (it was between him and Tennessee Williams)
Ezra Pound
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:10 AM   #483
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I will take this chance to ask you guys how well known the following Italian writers are to you:

Eugenio Montale
Giacomo Leopardi
Luigi Pirandello
Giovanni Verga
Salvatore Quasimodo
Giuseppe Ungaretti
Italo Calvino
Alessandro Manzoni
Ugo Foscolo

I didn't pick any of them because I feared their resonance was too local, but soem of them are among my favourites.

You can rate them along a "never heard of" - "i think i heard this name" - "are you joking? of course i know him" scale
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:12 AM   #484
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I will take this chance to ask you guys how well known the following Italian writers are to you:

Eugenio Montale
Giacomo Leopardi
Luigi Pirandello
Giovanni Verga
Salvatore Quasimodo
Giuseppe Ungaretti
Italo Calvino

I didn't pick any of them because I feared their resonance was too local, but soem of them are among my favourites.

I've heard of Quasimodo and Verga but I don't think I've read anything by them. Ill have to check out some of those names. What would be your highest recommendation?
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:20 AM   #485
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I've heard of Quasimodo and Verga but I don't think I've read anything by them. Ill have to check out some of those names. What would be your highest recommendation?

My highest recommendation is Montale, a '900 poet, but because he is a poet, your appreciation of his works may depend heavily on the translation.

Italo Calvino on the other hand wrote novels and short stories and especially his "The Invisible Cities" is very visionary and profound. It ranks in my top 5 works of all times. I suggest it to everyone, if you can find a version in your language.

EDIT It exists apparently http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Cities

And here are a few excerpts, you can read them to get an idea.
http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users...it/citysum.htm

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Most notable undrafted: R.L. Stine
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:29 AM   #487
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I will take this chance to ask you guys how well known the following Italian writers are to you:

Eugenio Montale
Giacomo Leopardi
Luigi Pirandello
Giovanni Verga
Salvatore Quasimodo
Giuseppe Ungaretti
Italo Calvino
Alessandro Manzoni
Ugo Foscolo

I didn't pick any of them because I feared their resonance was too local, but soem of them are among my favourites.

You can rate them along a "never heard of" - "i think i heard this name" - "are you joking? of course i know him" scale

I know Calvino (il visconte di mezzato ftw), Montale and Leopardi, and heard of Pirandello and Manzoni. Giovanni Boccaccio and Petrarca went undrafted too btw.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #488
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Yeah, I agree. Although Leonard Cohen did write Canadian literature...The Beautiful Losers is well-known and regarded as a gem in Canadian literature.

Yeah, but both Dylan and Cohen would definitely be picked if this thread were more focused on the combination of poetry and songwriting.

Tom Waits, would fit in too.
uhm, townes van zandt anyone? Best songwriter/poet of the last century IMO
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