Will any writer from 21st century be canon?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Will any writer from 21st century be canon?

Nojokur
Nojokur

@GoogleCat
Yes

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

me desu

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@GoogleCat
Kafka doesn't belong anywhere near this chart, even in the cuck corner.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@GoogleCat
i love how this pic is just a semi random permutation of the authors a just-out-of-illiteracy anglo might know

MPmaster
MPmaster

the canon is an invention to sell older books
also

penultimate means "second to last", which is where Cervantes actually belongs
Homer, Virgil, and Ovid not wiser gods tier
Flaubert and Proust on the same level as joyce
moliere, Baudelaire on the same level as milton
byron on the same level as Leopardi
Hesse not shit tier
brecht same level as Dickens
hemingway same level as twain
all the low tiers are correct

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@GoogleCat
my diary desu

farquit
farquit

@MPmaster
homer is a fraud
hesse should be mid
hemingway>twain
king should be in shit tier

viagrandad
viagrandad

@MPmaster
Hesse
Shit tier
confirmed for only having read Siddhartha, and the English translation of it at that

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@viagrandad
Hesse ist Scheiße
Das Glasperlenspiel ist in Ordnung

StonedTime
StonedTime

@GoogleCat
Cervantes above all
Chaucer below Dante
Petrarch on the same level as Shakespeare
Rand or King being on this list at all

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@GoogleCat

Pretty good list senpai

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Krasznahorkai, I hope.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Fuzzy_Logic
+1

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@GoogleCat
Houellebecq, Wallace

@MPmaster
what a shitty conspiracy theory

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@GoogleCat
Needs to add Faulkner to great or based tier

MPmaster
MPmaster

@GoogleCat
blacklisted
Kafka
thank you SO much

Spamalot
Spamalot

@GoogleCat
Honestly Petraca is a literally who I guarantee this was made by a romance speaker

5mileys
5mileys

@GoogleCat
This would be a really good chart if you didn't meme Cervantes at the top

Methnerd
Methnerd

orwell is the only brit to write anything of importance

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Need to add Ibsen and Wagner

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@GoogleCat
blacklisted
Pynchon

you're playing his game, feller

hairygrape
hairygrape

@GoogleCat
I like this image. I would, of course, rearrange many of the writers if I were making it, but it is bound to trigger basic *nglo plebs and that makes me happy.

@Spamalot
Petrarca popularized the sonnet, defined love poetry as we know it and was imitated by the whole Europe for a few centuries.

@MPmaster
I guess that's why modern academia rejects the concept of the canon.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@GoogleCat
The taste isn't bad, it's just absolutely soulless.
There's just something absolutely disgusting with saying Aeschylus and Sophocles are on the same level. It's understandable quality-wise, but what's there to be liked in one is miles away from the other.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@GoogleCat
Holy canoli this image is crap

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Garbage Can Lid
Blessed ravioli what would you change?

Methshot
Methshot

@GoogleCat
Cevantes above Dante and Shakespeare
come the fuck on

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Rupi kaur probably
inb4 she becomes the founder of a new, century-defining school of poetry that rejects all poetic criteria and is rooted in feminism

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Methshot
Cervantes is the greatest author of all time, Don Quixote is the masterpiece of mankind, Novelas Ejemplares too. Shakespeare is a joke compared to him and Dante's Vita nuova and De Vulgari Eloquentia are pretty shitty compared to the Divina Comedia

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@GoogleCat

Cervantes is not better than Shakespeare you fucking dipshit

I have no clue why you'd blacklist Pinecone ... or Orwell ... or Kafka. And where is Dickinson?

Shit list

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Nude_Bikergirl
Not a chance, but there is going to have to be a bit of a shake up in the canon in the future to undo some of the jewing that has been done to it.

girlDog
girlDog

@BunnyJinx
Yeah, well, Cervantes only has one great work, too. I'd pit the Commedia against the Quixote any day.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@MPmaster
Publishing industry: You know what would be a good idea, instead of selling these new authors we have exclusive printing rights on let's fool people into buying public domain books anyone can get for basically free

RavySnake
RavySnake

@GoogleCat
Where the hell is Gaddis? Did a fuckton of social commentary/writing innovations with his 4 books

Supergrass
Supergrass

@GoogleCat
I don't see how anyone could read The Toilers of the Sea and think that Hugo is Mid-tier writer. I'd put him at good just for that

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@GoogleCat
No Kipling or London? Shit list.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@BunnyJinx
Shakespeare is a joke compared to him
Are you actually this dumb or just trying to trigger anglos?

massdebater
massdebater

@Garbage Can Lid
Kafka

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@GoogleCat
Homer, Leopardi, Dante, Petrarch and Shakespeare, in this order, should be at the top of that list. Literally no one can compete with them.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Why is Kafka blacklisted?

Booteefool
Booteefool

@GoogleCat
One day everything will be canon

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Verne should be subpar tier, I'd replace him with Wells in mid tier. Faulkner needs to be high tier. Otherwise not bad.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@PackManBrainlure
tfw you tried to be sarcastic to btfo another poster but unwittingly explained Penguin's entire publishing strategy

Soft_member
Soft_member

We're only 18 years into it, how the fuck should we know

takes2long
takes2long

I can SMELL the butthurt anglos thinking Shakespeare is better than Cervantes (I'll admit Chaucer is on the same level as him, though)

idontknow
idontknow

@takes2long
I can smell the dirty moorish spaniards thinking Cervantes is better than even Mark Twain

TreeEater
TreeEater

@GoogleCat
Where is Eliot

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Emberfire
Why is Kafka blacklisted?

Because blacklisting Kafka is very (you know exactly what's coming) ...

... wait for it...
Kafkaesque ;)

girlDog
girlDog

@takes2long
That doesn't even make sense. Chaucer is nowhere near Shakespeare. As great as The Canterbury Tales can be, it's studied mainly as a cultural artifact.

askme
askme

@girlDog
the Quixote
Quick question: why have I heard it referred to as "the Quixote"?

idontknow
idontknow

@PackManBrainlure
I can't print the damn things myself.

FastChef
FastChef

@askme
in spanish we shorten the title to "el quijote". it's hard to explain, but "el" is different in use from "the". for example in english you say something is from china, where in spanish you would say something "es de la china"

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Illusionz

what a legend.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Tolkien on the same level as King
die.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@GoogleCat
If I read the works of all of the writers in based-tier and above will I be smart?

TreeEater
TreeEater

@GoogleCat
Do you know what penultimate means....?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@idontknow
Why would you need to? You clearly own or have access to a computer or smartphone.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@GoogleCat
If you don't know any 21st century writers who deserve to be canon maybe you should uuuuh read some books instead of posting controversial opinions on the internet

Supergrass
Supergrass

@GoogleCat
Unironically flip the whole list upside down.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@viagrandad
Unironically yes

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@TreeEater
Nobody does and it's one of my triggers. Literally shaking right now.

Evilember
Evilember

@GoogleCat
Stop posting this and don't ever do it again, you dirty beaner.

WebTool
WebTool

@GoogleCat
Borges
not at least "demi-god" tier
Por la cresta, ¿Cómo se puede ser tan plebeyo?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@GoogleCat
Melville
A sailor turned populist adventure story writer
High Tier
That is retarded. Granted I haven't read that one about the whale.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@GoogleCat
If this image is representative of the canon, no. The creator is already scared of the 20th century, exposure to the 21st might kill them.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@WebTool
At least Demi-god-tier is right. At least.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@TreeEater
@PackManBrainlure
what's most shocking about this is that one of the most famous childrens series of the aughts (Series of Unfortunate Events) spent a whole book belaboring the definition of the word and using strawmen characters who had no idea what it meant lecturing to children about how they misunderstand the concept as a way to make the reader really retain the concept. since most everyone on Veeky Forums grew up during that time, we're possibly dealing with people who started reading books very recently (which would also explain their need for a tedious road map like the "canon" to catch up with their actually precocious classmates who have been reading since before they dropped out of high school)

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Lord_Tryzalot
Anglo
Not even close. This has got Spaniard try hard written all over it, sprinkled with a huge over representation of the Italians.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@TreeEater
Yes, I do.

Ultimate Ancient Creator can only be God.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@PurpleCharger
Penultimate does not mean second best, it means second to last.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Need_TLC
Yes it can mean that. Like how ultimate can be used to mean last but that is not the only way it can be used. Ultimate can mean the greatest as if there were a series that finishes at the greatest. In that sense the ultimate is the greatest and the penultimate is the second greatest.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Evil_kitten
why the fuck is your name showing up as 'anonimous'

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Need_TLC
shut up retard, @Evil_kitten
is right

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Methnerd

This is somehow true, lol.

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