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>Best American poet
Whitman
>Best American novelist
Faulkner
>Best American short story writer
Poe
>Best American essayist
Emerson
>Best American book
Moby-Dick

Disagree? Tough shit, you're wrong.

>> No.16688948

No love for contemporaries. Frost for poetry and Carver for short stories. Get Poe tf outta here.

>> No.16688951

>>16688926
Best american non-fiction writer? Prove you are not a pseud.

>> No.16688965

>>16688948
>Carver for short stories.
Discount Chekhov.
>Frost for poetry
Zzz.

>> No.16688966

Dickinson and Stevens would certainly compete for poetry. Faulkner is a good nomination for novelist though choosing just one is frustrating. Short stories you could nominate plenty of others, O'Connor and Hemingway being a couple examples. I don't feel qualified enough to make a definitive call on essayist, but I do like Emerson a lot. And Moby Dick is a good call

>> No.16688973
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>>16688926
>Best American poet
Dickinson
>Best American novelist
Wharton
>Best American short story writer
O'Connor
>Best American essayist
Morrison
>Best American book
My Antonia
Cringe. Literally wrong on every count. Girls do it better.

>> No.16688985

>>16688973
Dickinson is a worthy opponent. All the rest are derivative or not greater that the men in the OP.
>>Best American book
>My Antonia
TOP KEK

>> No.16688989

>>16688973
What is wrong with her face?

>> No.16688995

>>16688985
O'Connor is at least as worthy of an opponent for Poe as Dickinson is for Whitman. Read "The Artificial Nigger."

>> No.16689019

>Best American poet
Whitman
>Best American novelist
Melville
>Best American short story writer
Stephen King (quantity is a bonus to me)
>Best American essayist
I'm sorry, only the British have good essayists. I will have to settle for Asimov.
>Best American book
Infinite Jest

>> No.16689094

>>16689019
bait

>> No.16689735

>>16688989
she has accute leftitis

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>>16688926
>Best American Poet
Whitman
>Best Novelist
Melville
>Best Short Story Writer
[Spoiler]Bradbury[/spoiler]
>Best Essayist
David Foster Wallace
>Best Book
Moby Dick

>> No.16689806

Gertrude Stein
Henry James
Harlan Ellison
David Shields
The Great Gatsby
>>16688951
Fritjof Capra

>> No.16689870

>>16688966
Was gonna say exaclty the same as this same post. Also not enough love for Twain!

>> No.16689872

>>16688966
checked

>> No.16689988

>>16688926
>>Best American poet
TUPAC

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