Western Literature
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100 William Shakespeare
81 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
62 Dante Alighieri
55 Virgil
54 Homer
48 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
47 Voltaire
43 Molière
42 Lord Byron Leo Tolstoy
41 Fyodor Dostoevsky
40 Victor Hugo Petrarch
38 Friedrich Schiller
35 Giovanni Boccaccio Horace Euripedes
34 Jean Racine
33 Sir Walter Scott Émile Zola
32 T. S. Eliot Henrik Ibsen
31 John Milton Honoré de Balzac
30 James Joyce Charles Baudelaire Cicero Alexander Pushkin
29 Pierre Corneille Ovid Miguel de Cervantes
27 Charles Dickens
26 Edgar Allan Poe Nikolai Gogol Aeschylus
25 John Keats; Percy Bysshe Shelley Rainer Maria Rilke Sophocles
24 Gustave Flaubert Ariosto Ludovico Ivan Turgenev Lope de Vega
23 Walt Whitman André Gide; Stéphane Mallarmé; François Rabelais; Paul Verlaine Seneca the Younger
22 Alexander Pope Denis Diderot; Stendhal Heinrich Heine Torquato Tasso Pedro Calderón de la Barca Johan August Strindberg
21 William Wordsworth
20 Oscar Wilde Nicolas Boileau; Marcel Proust Friedrich Hölderlin; Franz Kafka; Gotthold Lessing Anton Chekhov
19 Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Henry James; W. B. Yeats Arthur Rimbaud Desiderius Erasmus
18 Geoffrey Chaucer; George Bernard Shaw; Jonathan Swift Charles Montesquieu; Pierre de Ronsard; Paul Valéry Julius Caesar; Plautus; Terence Aristophanes
17 John Donne François-René de Chateaubriand; Michel de Montaigne Bertolt Brecht; Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
16 William Faulkner; Samuel Richardson Jean de La Fontaine; Alfred de Musset Thomas Mann Niccolò Machiavelli Pindar
15 Daniel Defoe; John Dryden; Ernest Hemingway; Ben Jonson; Christopher Marlowe; Laurence Sterne Chrétien de Troyes Maxim Gorky Herodotus; Plutarch; Thucydides
14 Thomas Carlyle; Henry Fielding; Herman Melville; Edmund Spenser Guillaume Apollinaire; Alphonse de Lamartine; Pierre de Marivaux; Guy de Maupassant Giacomo Leopardi; Luigi Pirandello Theocritus
13 Thomas Hardy François Villon Clemens Brentano; Hugo von Hofmannsthal; Novalis St. Augustine; Catullus; Tacitus Vladimir Mayakovsky Luís Vaz de Camões; Federico García Lorca; Luis de Góngora
12 Oliver Goldsmith; Samuel Johnson; D. H. Lawrence; Ezra Pound; Alfred Lord Tennyson; William Makepeace Thackeray; Mark Twain; Virginia Woolf Théophile Gautier; Maurice Maeterlinck Gerhart Hauptmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Jean Paul; Heinrich von Kleist Gabriele d'Annunzio; Alessandro Manzoni Mikhail Lermontov Francisco de Quevedo y Vallegas; Miguel de Unamuno Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Adam Mickiewicz
11 Francis Bacon; Samuel Beckett; William Blake; Robert Browning; Joseph Conrad; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Sir Philip Sidney Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet; Alexandre Dumas (père); Anatole France; François de Malherbe; Jean-Paul Sartre; Madame de Staël Stefan George Vittorio Alfieri; Carlo Goldoni Lucretius Hesiod
10 Joseph Addison; Theodore Dreiser; George Eliot; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Rudyard Kipling; Edward Young André Chénier; Jean de La Bruyère; Alain-René Lesage; Alfred de Vigny August Wilhelm Schlegel Juvenal; Livy Alexander Blok; Boris Pasternak Sappho Ludvig Baron Holberg
9 Jane Austen; James Macpherson; Algernon Charles Swinburne Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; François Fénelon; Goncourt brothers; Romain Rolland; Jules Romain; Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre; George Sand Sigmund Freud; Hermann Hesse; Gottfried Keller; Ludwig Tieck Lucan; Petronius Demosthenes; Lucian; Menander Hans Christian Andersen; Knut Hamsun
8 Matthew Arnold; John Bunyan; James Fenimore Cooper; John Dos Passos; John Galsworthy; Thomas Gray; Aldous Huxley; John Lyly; George Meredith; Eugene O'Neill Georges Bernanos; André Breton; Alphonse Daudet; François de La Rochefoucauld; François Mauriac; l'Abbé Prévost Conrad Ferdinand Meyer; Christoph Martin Wieland; Johann Joachim Winckelmann Baldassare Castiglione; Ugo Foscolo; Giambattista Marino St. Francis of Assisi; Emanuel Swedenborg Anacreon; Marcus Aurelius Selma Lagerlöf Juliusz Słowacki
7 W. H. Auden; Robert Burns; Samuel Butler; Sir Thomas More; Robert Louis Stevenson; H. G. Wells Joachim du Bellay; Alexandre Dumas (fils); Paul Éluard; Jean Genet; Jean Giraudoux; Madame de La Fayette; André Malraux; Marie de France; Jean Moréas; Gérard de Nerval; Emile Verhaeren Theodor Fontane; Christian Friedrich Hebbel Giosuè Carducci; Alberto Moravia; Giovanni Verga Apuleius; Poliziano; Tibullus Andrei Bely; Alexey Nikolaevich Tolstoy Callimachus; Xenophon of Athens Juan Ramón Jiménez; Antonio Machado; Gil Vicente Esaias Tegnér Joost van den Vondel
6 G. K. Chesteron; Emily Dickinson; Robert Frost; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Washington Irving; Sinclair Lewis; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; William Morris; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Tobias Smollett; John Steinbeck; James Thomson (1700-1748); Henry David Thoreau; Anthony Trollope Jean Anouilh; Paul Bourget; Benjamin Constant; Honoré d'Urfé; Joris-Karl Huysmans; Jules Laforgue; Comte de Lautréamont; Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle; Marguerite de Navarre; Roger Martin du Gard; Prosper Mérimée; Charles Péguy; Charles Perrault; Rutebeuf; Marquis de Sade Ludwig Achim von Arnim; Georg Büchner; Gottfried August Bürger; Alfred Döblin; Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff; Jeremias Gotthelf; Franz Grillparzer; Brothers Grimm; Nikolaus Lenau; Eduard Mörike Pietro Aretino; Antonio Fogazzaro; Carlo Gozzi; Metastasio; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Jacopo Sannazaro Marcus Martial; Propertius Ivan Goncharov; Nikolai Karamzin; Nikolay Leskov Aesop; Apollonius Rhodius; Archilochos; Polybius Rubén Dário; José Maria de Eça de Queirós; Garcilaso de la Vega; Jorge de Montemayor Carl Michael Bellman; Jens Peter Jacobsen; Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger; Snorri Sturluson Sandor Petöfi; Henryk Sienkiewicz
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