Thread: best writer
Well, safe Goethe.
But regardless of taste, Tolkien surely has earned his place amongst the great works of literature created in the turbulent course of humanity until now.
Its simply not possible to determine the best wrfiter unless you have at least a few broad catagories.
Shakespear was the best play writer. Tolkien was most likely the best book writer, certainly the most famous and well known I would say.
I certainly believe it will.
If Tolkien had started his mythology just when Books were starting to be read at home in families and he had alot less competition writers then he would be far more recognised.
Just like if Shakespear had started his play-writing in the 19th century he would not have had nearly as much praise.
Ah, but will Tolkien's works be as long lasting?
Maybe in the Anglo-Saxon community.
Tolkien's work is much more believable and involved than Moses', David's, Paul's, and all those other guys'. (It is more entertaining, too.)
Joking right? I agree Tolkien's more entertaining hundred fold, but more believable? I'm not a religious person but Tolkien's work takes place in a fantasy world he invented.
It's impossible to straight out say who is the best author to grace our planet, like Grondy said it all comes down to each individual's taste. Wilbur Smith is the best author in the world to me, but I know many more people would disagree rather than agree with me.
It's like trying to claim who the hottest girl in the world is, it's an losing cause. The closest you could ever come to claiming who is the best at something in the world is having a world wide vote and that would never happen.
There are people out there who would argue that "Mein Kampf" is their favourite book and (I'll leave the author nameless) is, in their opinion, the best author ever. <--- NOT I
Has anyone met and seen all the men and women in the world? Not everyone that sets pen to paper chooses even to have his or her work published and none of us have read everyone's work.
And people with creative genius continue to be born into this world.
I think it is enough to deeply appreciate and be moved by someone's work and call him or her great.That is the most one person can say from his or h er own perspective.
Has anyone met and seen all the men and women in the world?
Not to mention, real beauty is on the inside.
All the rest is just package.