"Faith is a gift of God; do not believe that we said it was a gift of reasoning. Other religions do not say this of their faith. They only give reasoning in order to arrive at it, and yet it does not bring them to it."

- Blaise Pascal, Pensees
The Greatest In Great Britain

Frank Wilson says A.S. Byatt is the greatest living British author. As you may know by now, I don't have the experience to argue this point. (What did they teach me in that school I attended?)

Trackbacks:

Trackback URL: http://brandywinebooks.net/bloo.trackback.php/541.

Comments on "The Greatest In Great Britain":
1. Frank Wilson - 02/18/2007 10:41 pm EST

Just my personal choice, Phil. There's lots to pick from. Thanks for the kind words and links.

2. Dale - 02/19/2007 2:03 pm EST

I have read precious little work by modern British authors, but I cannot conceive that Byatt (whose Possession I read many years ago) is a greater author than V. S. Naipaul, who is, I believe, an English citizen though born in Trinidad. He won the Nobel Prize a few years ago.

Leave a Comment:
Name:
URL: (optional)
Email: (optional - will not be published)
Comment:

Notify me via email if any followup comments are added to this post (show help)