April 18, 2009

Correspondence and Authors

I was offline for a week (not that anyone could tell any difference from when I am online for a week) and had 1000+ emails in my spam folder. I am caught up on emails now, so if you did not get a response, you will need to resend your mail, plzkthxbai.

Also, I am wondering who we consider "Great American Authors"...I'll start with an easy one. Mark Twain. Name some others. Go.

Posted by Jennifer at April 18, 2009 07:47 PM | TrackBack


John Steinbeck (although I hated "The Pearl" when I had to read it in junior high).

Hemingway. Fitzgerald.

I always liked John O'Hara, but I'm not sure how he's regarded by people who get to name "Great American Authors."

Posted by: nic at April 19, 2009 06:41 PM

The only one for me is Mark Twain. Beyond that, I'm a Sci-Fi/Fantasy kind of guy. And I don't think you can necessarily call Neil Gaiman an American author, despite him living in Wisconsin.

I've never been a fan of most of the writers I read in school. Steinbeck, Hemingway, etc., I find really depressing. Their works always struck me as being bleak and sad. None for me, thanks. I'll go read my Poul Anderson or CJ Cherryh or Robert Don Hughes or Connie Willis. I'd rather read about spaceships or dragons. I don't want to read about turn-of-the-century mores or depression-era troubles.

Posted by: Keith at April 20, 2009 12:49 PM

I'm not big on authors per se, but I always dug some of the early American transcendentalsts; guys like Thoreau and Emerson.

Posted by: shank at April 21, 2009 12:09 PM

I've got a real short list: Robert A. Heinlein.

Posted by: Victor at April 22, 2009 11:57 AM

Stephen King
Isaac Asimov

Posted by: Harvey at April 24, 2009 05:29 PM