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The Greatest Writers?

By Anna Dunwell

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Being a writer I'm often awake at unusual times. This morning Sunday March 4, 2018 at 3:57 I'd just finished watching Fits and Starts an Amazon movie about a struggling writer who can't seem to escape his wife's literary success when a road trip when a road trip to a publisher's salon takes an unexpected turn, he has to face his own creative shortcomings and find a way to regain control of his life and work. Without giving a spoiler alert at the end I felt prompted to google 'greatest writers'. . The movie did its job of making me feel good as as a writer. And after listing some of the legions who have come before I turned off the light and went to sleep buoyed by the thought of of Isabel Allende, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hursten, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Octavia E. Butler, Nikki Giovanni, Ntozake Shange, , Audre Lorde, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis, Phillis Wheatley, Frances Harper,Toni Cade Bambara, Harriet Ann Jacobs, bell hooks, Harriet E Wilson, Paule Marshall, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Lucille Clifton, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sanchez, Jesmyn Ward, Rita Dove; F.Scott Fitzgerald, J.D. Salinger, Robert Louis Stevenson, Aldoux Huxley, Lovecraft, Harper Lee, Dante Alighieri, Joseph Heller; Jamaica Kincaid, Edwidge Danticat, Olive Senior, Lorna Godson, Julia Alvarez, Nalo Hopkinso, Pamela Mordecai, Rosa Guy, Nancy Morejon, Michelle Cliff, Maryse Condé, Anne-Christine D'Adesky , Edwidge Danticat, Zee Edgell, Merle Hodge, Jamaica Kincaid, Patricia Powell, Jean Rhys, Joan Riley, Simone Swartz-Bart and Myriam Warner-Vieyra; Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare, Stephen KingCharles Dickesn, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William Faulkner Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Herman Melville, Gabrial Garcia Marques, Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis, Marcel Proust, , Gustave Flaubert, Anton Chekhov, J.K. Rowling, Flannery O'Connor, Miguel de Cervantes, Henry James, George Elliot, John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison, Charlotte Bronte, Homer, Aldous Huxley, Albert Camus, Oscar Wilde, Alice Munro, Roald Dahl, T.S.Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, , Rudyard Kipling, Victor Hugo, Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, Samuel Beckett, Joseph Conrad, Raymond Chandler, Geoffrey Chaucer, Jules Verne, Neil Gaiman, Arthur Conan Doyle and all the others I didn't have the time to google.