Greatest Writers of All TimeMatrixGuy
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His works are dramatic yet the characters are relatable, despite how old they are [much like Shakespeare's English, Goethe's German is pretty out-dated]. It never is hard to read them, they are full of wonderful poetry. "Faust" (based on "Doctor Faustus") or "Die Leiden des jungen Werther" (a fictionalized version of his own biography that is so tragic many people killed themselves at the time of its release) rank among the best I have ever read. And I am not a sucker for old stuff, but I treasure pure heartfelt poetry.
Also: those who like Rammstein and want to fully understand the lyrics, Goethe was an inspiration for some of them, most notably "Rosenrot" and "Dalai Lama". - Martin_Canine
Do my eyes deceive me? Or is Dr. Seuss seriously missing from this list? Ok, his books might not seem like they're worth much when compared to Shakespeare, Asimov, Rowling and the other entries on this list, but he taught multiple generations about serious subjects in a fun and silly way. When the Lorax was published, not that many people knew that cutting down trees and building factories was killing the environment. But Dr. Seuss did. But, when he wrote the book, he specifically geared it towards children. He taught the people who would run the world someday. I'd like to think that many trees have been saved thanks to this man. In addition, while some books may eventually be forgotten, Dr. Seuss's won't be. Some of his books are over fifty years old and are still popular in classrooms.
I said this on another list, but I'll gladly repeat it: Dr. Seuss and Shakespeare are easily the two greatest authors of all time in my opinion.
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