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The best authors of novels of all times
This is a shortlist of the best authors of all times, as chosen by ordinary, book-loving individuals. We will consider authors who are mainly authors of novels for this listing. Most of the persons on this shortlist are well-known authors who have written some of the most beloved literature; others may not be so well-known, but they are a master of their trade.
Some of the most loved authors are those who have somehow made our life richer. J.D. Salinger gave us Holden Caulfield and the word "phony", James Joyce brought us into the flow of awareness of prose and Carson McCullers perpetuated the outsiders and expellees of the South of the USA in the first half of the twentieth c.
Listings of "best novelists" are often tried by individual persons, but can be controversial, as they are often no more than the opinions of one of them. You are free to choose to vote on this top authors mailing list, include some that may have been omitted, or completely re-evaluate this one.
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Everlasting Don DeLillo has also released his latest, utopian-dystopian Zero K. From fables to fetuses to novels based on breed, here are some of the best 2016 novel. Celebrated McEwan recounts Hamlet's tale in this peculiar but vibrant novel from the point of view of a fetus - a flowing, contemplative fetus that corresponds to the fickle nature and detail of the Dane princely.
McEwan's latest work is a masterpiece of linguistic and poetic plot. His most recent novel deals with the topics of lost, heartache, loneliness, travelling and healings. The High Mountains of Portugal is a very clever novel, which is dark and full of hope at the same time. DeLillo' s productive novel is about the subject of dying - the secret of dying, the quest for everlasting living (or the "inexpressible heirs", as one of the characters describes it) and the interaction between the two.
The novel takes place in a bleak lab in Kazakhstan and follows Ross Lockhart, a pioneering multimillionaire who wants to take cryotechnology to the extreme, and his woman, who will be one of his first clients. Ross' progeny is the novel's narrator: skeptical and curious, he asks unanswered and unanswered question such as "Is dying not a blessing" and "What does it mean to dy?
" He asks interesting and interestingly, but much of the novel's appeal is in his own tongue. DeLillo' s writing is scientifically brief and fits the novel's scenes. This is a intriguing, disturbing novel about the insecurities of the humanity. Kadare's A Girl in Exile was first released in Albanian in 2009, this year only in English.
Kadare - borne in Albania in 1936 and awarded the English PEN and the Man Booker Prize - is mainly concerned with the subject of the country's exiles in his novel. Obviously, Kadare takes a large part of the dark images of the tyrannical world from his own world under the dictators Enver Hoxha, which makes the writer particularly skilled in depicting the ridiculous and terrible reality of living under an totalictatorship.
In Hogarth Press's latest novel from the Shakespeare novel range, Atwood is rewriting Shakespeare's The Tempest. Atwood' s novel mirrors the complexity of the play: in Hag-Seed, Felix Philips occupies Prospero's place as the duchy's duchy (for Atwood more a theater than a real duchy), and instead of an unknown isle, we have Canada as the background to the novel.
The Tempest is a funny and fanciful novel that tells The Tempest with all the lust that the game is about. Beatty's latest novel won this year's Man Booker Prize, and for good reasons. As with Catch-22, The Sellout has the double appeal of being both a contemporary satirical novel and a very enjoyable and catchy one.
Moshfegh's Eileen fiction is wise but grumpy. He is a smart, evocative and gripping newcomer. Szalay reflects on the natural manifestations of manhood in his Man Booker novel All That Man Is. Like the Americans, Smith's writing skills lie in her perception and her capacity to filter out the small, almost imperceptible detail of a particular characters or place to make the whole novel all the more credible.
The Swing Time is an artfully designed novel that shows the reflectiveness, humor and sublime essays for which Smith is rightly famous. Every novel on it has its own charm. Of course Don DeLillo's Zero K addresses those who have a preference for sci-fi, while slow and retrospective books like Eileen, All That Man Is and The High Mountains of Portugal seem more contemplative to read.
The Sellout and Ian McEwan's Nutshell profit from excentric narratives. They are of high qualitiy, alternately innovating, intriguing and frightening, testifying to the good state of the art of 2016 lit.