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Corinnethereader
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Re: If you could bring back an author from the dead

Post by Corinnethereader » 04 Jan 2017, 09:56

Definitely Mark Twain. Talking to him would be the equivalent to taking a college course. Maybe better.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 04 Jan 2017, 10:39

tnv456 wrote:I have to agree with you about Jane Austen. Her novels hold a special place in my heart (especially "Pride and Prejudice"). I can only imagine how shocked she would be by how different the world is now!
I would imagine she would also be stunned at the spinoffs of her novels. Especially the zombie one!
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Post by Erik » 04 Jan 2017, 22:45

Carl Sagan. The world needs his logic, and his kindness, now.

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Post by 2kasmom » 05 Jan 2017, 05:04

I would choose the wonderful Laura Ingalls Wilder. She would have plenty to say about modern adjustments, family, and current events.

Her perspective would be so great to talk to her about!

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Post by UnicornEmily » 05 Jan 2017, 07:42

Loads of them, sadly.

I would LOVE to meet C. S. Lewis in person. Or Diana Wynne Jones.

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 17 Oct 2017, 16:25

luvnatalia555 wrote:Who would it be? I would choose Jane Austen so that she could write more books. I would LOVE to meet her! Also, I think it would be hilarious to see how she would adapt to modern day life. Do any of you have favorite authors that have passed away?
You stole my answer, lol! Jane Austen, for sure. Her perspectives on men and romance were often comical and I would love to get her perspective on the modern-day dating scene with online dating networks and matchmaking television shows (like "The Bachelor"). I have a feeling she would share in my feelings of how distasteful dating has become.

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Post by ixora » 19 Oct 2017, 08:20

One of the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen
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Post by Mindi » 19 Oct 2017, 11:07

I would love to be able to talk to Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Post by uyky » 22 Jan 2018, 14:09

I can't decide between Tolkien and Astrid Lindgren..

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Post by Whippet » 22 Jan 2018, 14:10

Frank Herbert! To get more Dune of course.
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Post by Catia » 31 Jan 2018, 18:54

Oscar Wilde! Which pearls of wisdom would he have for us? How would he see modern people?
And Robert Jordan as well, I love The Wheel Of Time books, I really would enjoy discussing the story with him.

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Post by Zuribooks » 02 Feb 2018, 10:47

Jane Austen for real <3 it will be awesome

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Post by briheartssn » 03 Feb 2018, 17:08

Sue Grafton, so she could finish the last letter of the alphabet. That is my mother's all-time favorite series.

I would also love to bring back Dr. Suess
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Post by qsusan » 01 Mar 2018, 21:02

Most days Terry Patchet; some other days, Georgette Heyer.

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Post by Honeybeetle » 19 Mar 2018, 19:58

Another vote for Oscar Wilde-- I'd love to see what he'd make of social media! He'd make a killing on Twitter, I bet.
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