Sunday, March 08, 2009

The 25 Influential Writers Meme - Consider Yourself Tagged

Undine and Horace tagged me for this one, and lots of people are doing it, and this seems like a perfect way to kick off the spring break blogging.

The rules are this: " you name 25 writers who have influenced you. These are not necessarily your favorite writers or those you most admire, but writers who have influenced you. Then you tag 25 people." 25 is a lot of people to tag, so just consider yourself tagged if you're interested.

I like how Horace did his list as a sort of "this is your life" so I'm going to pick that up, too, but I'm also a fan of limiting myself, so I'm sticking with just 25. And so, I'll be working basically chronologically from childhood to now. I'll happily give further info on any of my choices in the comments if people ask.

  1. The Brothers Grimm.
  2. Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  3. Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  4. Charlotte Bronte.
  5. Charles Dickens.
  6. J.D. Salinger.
  7. Emily Dickinson.
  8. Sylvia Plath.
  9. Joseph Conrad.
  10. Virginia Woolf.
  11. D.H. Lawrence.
  12. Margaret Atwood.
  13. William Shakespeare.
  14. Marge Piercy.
  15. Doris Lessing.
  16. T.S. Eliot.
  17. William Carlos Williams.
  18. Laura Mulvey.
  19. Jean Rhys.
  20. James Joyce.
  21. Judith Butler.
  22. Michel Foucault.
  23. Roland Barthes.
  24. Helene Cixous.
  25. Salman Rushdie.


Caroline said...

Jean Rhys - I read Wide Sargasso Sea cos you told me to, do you remember? Would have been at least two years ago. Ah, and I loved it! :)

Dr. Crazy said...

If that's the only one of hers you've read, you MUST check out Voyage in the Dark and Good Morning, Midnight. Two of my favorite books ever :)

undine said...

I like this chronological way of proceeding and wish I'd done it, Dr. Crazy. Did you like Piercy's poetry or her novels?