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Top 5 author thread?

I really want to discover new writers and good books but don't know much besides the classics.

My current favorites are Vladimir nabokov and Gabriel García Márquez. I read A clockwork orange and enjoyed it but i cant see Burgess as one of my favorites. I'm current reading Brave new world and Huxley seems ehh as well. I know Fyodor Dostoyevsky is praised but i dont know if i want to start with him yet.
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>>7681685
start with the greeks
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>>7681685
Start with the greeks
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read the fucking sticky
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End with the Greeks
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>>7681685
initiate with the ionians
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>>7681685
Hit it off with Heraclitus.
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Read the Pevear and Volokhonsky translations of Dostoevsky if you do read him. I'm currently going through Crime and Punishment and it's a fucking world apart from the inconsistency of a Kafka collection I picked up a little while ago. It's a damn good translation.
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>>7681741
>Dostoevsky No. 1

>>7681749
>Pevear and Volkhonsky

>>7681685
>ranking authors
>Odyssey but no Iliad
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Which translation of 'The Stranger' is the best one?
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>>7681685
>No American Psycho
Kill yerself.
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>>7681741
>Vonnegut that high
Sure is leddit in here
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>>7681741
>Haruki Marakumi
>George Orwell
>Kurt Vonnegut
>Albert Camus
>Dostoevsky
All in the top twenty.
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>>7681741
I kind of get every placement except Pynchon. Or at least not in the top 10 or 20, let alone top 3.

What the fuck is his appeal? I'm guessing it's mostly because he's an American writer.
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>>7681685
Just gonna list some authors nobody on here ever talks about. Hope it helps.
>Tom Robbins
>George Saunders
>Marlon James
>Colum McCann
>Lorrie Moore
>Salman Rushdie
>Jess Walter
>Mark Leyner
>Ben Marcus
>Steve Erickson
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>>7681741
>2 comic book writers on the list
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>>7682544
i hate vonnegut so much.
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>>7681685
William Gass
William Gaddis
Henry James
Gilbert Sorrentino
John Hawkes
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>>7682676
Are you Hawkes posting now too, gass-kun?
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>>7681741
>using that pic of Wallace
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>>7682718
Why not? Hawkes deserves every bit of praise Gass does.
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>>7682544
what makes him reddit?
what is inherently wrong with that?
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>>7683106
Yeah I'm not really sure why he gets hate on here. I think he was a pretty wonderful writer.
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>>7681979
>thinking american psycho is literature

I hope you arent american, its a bit late on a school night
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>>7681685

Dude, it's your journey. You can either follow the paths that others point to or pick or pave your own. I suggest the latter.
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>>7681741
I remember this. I voted Murakami, Vonnegut and King just to mess with the results
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>>7681855
If you know about the Odyssey you obviously know about the Iliad

and yeah PV is a god tier translation

Whats wrong with Dostoevsky? he is a solid choice
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