19367Re: '50 Greatest Postwar British Writers'
- Jan 21, 2008An interesting list, though of course these lists are made simply to
be argued with.
There were some important omissions that others have noted - Richard
Adams, Graham Greene, W.H. Auden. The criteria for inclusion on the
list seems a bit cloudy.
Larkin, though a talented (and at times downright depressing) writer
and poet, is a surprise at #1.
I was rather surprised to see John Fowles & AS Byatt so far down the
list - I think "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "Possession" are
two of the better postwar English novels.
I also think a case could be made for Robert Holdstock - certainly
more so, IMHO, than Moorcock.
Just my two cents (or less).
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