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Tue May 14, 2019, 09:31 PM

Phillip LARKIN #1 and ORWELL #2 - *really*?!1 C.S.Lewis/Ian FLEMING, really?!1

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-50-greatest-british-writers-since-1945-ws3g69xrf90
The 50 greatest British writers since 1945

What better way to start the year than with an argument? The Times has decided to present you with a ranking of whom they consider the best postwar British writers, and are awaiting your responses

January 5 2008, 4:19pm, The Times
Do you agree with the selection? Click here and post your comments

1. Philip Larkin

2. George Orwell

3. William Golding

4. Ted Hughes

5. Doris Lessing

6. J. R. R. Tolkien

7. V. S. Naipaul

8. Muriel Spark

9. Kingsley Amis

10. Angela Carter

11. C. S. Lewis

12. Iris Murdoch

13. Salman Rushdie

14. Ian Fleming

15. Jan Morris

16. Roald Dahl

17. Anthony Burgess

18. Mervyn Peake

19. Martin Amis

20. Anthony Powell

21. Alan Sillitoe

22. John Le Carr?

23. Penelope Fitzgerald

24. Philippa Pearce

25. Barbara Pym

26. Beryl Bainbridge

27. J. G. Ballard

28. Alan Garner

29. Alasdair Gray

30. John Fowles

31. Derek Walcott

32. Kazuo Ishiguro

33. Anita Brookner

34. A. S. Byatt

35. Ian McEwan

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Reply Phillip LARKIN #1 and ORWELL #2 - *really*?!1 C.S.Lewis/Ian FLEMING, really?!1 (Original post)
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Tue May 14, 2019, 10:07 PM

1. Ian Fleming

doesn't rate, unless "best" means "best misogynistic teenage fantasy" writer.

John LeCarré wrote one of my favorite novels, but he's hardly a great writer.

With all due respect, they might have as readily put Alistair MacLean in there.

Making heirarchical lists would be my #1 thing not to do.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:08 PM

2. That list looks like a big "Fuck you" to J.K. Rowling

This is the DU member formerly known as MrScorpio.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:13 PM

3. Hah!1

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