I'm Dutch and probably the most respected Dutch authors are:
- Harry Mulisch
- W.F. Hermans
- Gerard 't Reve
- Hella S. Haasse
Though I am not a big fan of Dutch literature these are the authors known as 'The Great Four' in The Netherlands. Some of their books are definitely worth a read though.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past - The Great Gatsby
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice - Polonius (Hamlet)
Another Canuck here - I'll throw Alice Munro and Michael Ondaatje into the mix.
Alyson of Bathe's feeble attempt at completing the 1001 books challenge. You would think a former English major would have a better start than this. For the Reading.
Norwegian. Henrik Ibsen - the One and Only!
Always do that, wild ducks do. They shoot to the bottom as deep as they can get, sir — and bite themselves fast in the tangle and seaweed — and all the devil's own mess that grows down there. And they never come up again. - The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen.
German. E.T.A. Hoffmann...Gespenster-Hoffmann
I am an Indian, and as you know, India is a Babel! I am from the southern state of Kerala and here we speak Malayalam, of the Dravidian family. Thunchath Ezhuthachan, Kumaran Asan and O V Vijayan are some of the important writers.