„Read everything. Read fiction and non-fiction, read hot best sellers and the classics you never got around to in college.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 7. Mai 2019. Geschichte
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Jennifer Weiner
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin, Fernsehproduzentin und J… 1970

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„I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.“

—  Aneurin Bevan Welsh politician 1897 - 1960

Interview in The Times (29 March 1960), p. 7
1950s

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„I never read contemporary fiction – with one exception: the works of Simenon concerned with Inspector Maigret.“

—  Georges Simenon Belgian writer 1903 - 1989

T. S. Eliot in the Sunday Times, 1952; cited from David Chinitz T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003) p. 56
Criticism

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„Strange reading? It is meant to be. The world is full of romantic, macabre, improbable things which would never do in works of fiction.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

Scraps and Morsels (1960).
Kontext: Strange reading? It is meant to be. The world is full of romantic, macabre, improbable things which would never do in works of fiction. When those that come within one man's notice are gathered together in a scrapbook, they tell of a world which sobersided folk may not choose to recognize as their own. But it is their own; I have the evidence.

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„Definition of a classic — something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Quoting or paraphrasing a Professor Winchester in "Disappearance of Literature" http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=TwaSpee.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=52&division=div1, speech at the Nineteenth Century Club, New York, 20 November 1900, in Mark Twain's Speeches (1910), ed. William Dean Howells, p. 194 http://books.google.com/books?id=7etXZ5Q17ngC&pg=PA194
Variante: A classic – something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

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