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Re: Favorite Writers

Posted by: loosely
Date: Monday, 8 June 1998, at 9:07 p.m.

In Response To: Favorite Writers (Beth)

> I would like to ask the contributors and creators
> of this site who their influences are. Who are your
> favorite writers? What authors and/or books do you
> enjoy? Did a certain author inspire you to want
> to write, or influence your writing style?

Ditto on Toni Morrison (especially JAZZ for its strong setting). T.R. Pearson is an undiscovered Mark Twain. T. Coraghessan Boyle tells a good story (but have a dictionary on hand). Let's not forget E. Annie Proulx who wrote THE SHIPPING NEWS.

John Irving is a favoite for humor and his curiosity for dwarves, the tongueless, and other misfits (THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP). It is probably Irving who influenced the book I'm writing about an amputee (four chapters into it.)

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