Posterity

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Today’s question was suggested by Barbara:

Do you think any current author is of the same caliber as Dickens, Austen, Bronte, or any of the classic authors? If so, who, and why do you think so? If not, why not? What books from this era might be read 100 years from now?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

68 responses

  1. I think that there is an underlying question in today’s BTT:

    http://www.yuletimereading.com/2009/11/hurdling-time/

  2. Very nice question- it’s thought provoking. Here’s my answer.

  3. Thanks for using my question! I don’t really have an answer — which is one reason, I guess, why I asked the question.

    I’ll be looking forward to reading some answers!

  4. […] Post your answers here and at the BTT comment field. […]

  5. Since I’m not a “Classics” reader, normally, I had to sneak a peek at everyone else’s answers to help me with this one!
    http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/btt-timeless/

    ~MizB

  6. This was a terrific question, but almost impossible to answer! I tried, though:

    http://eveningreader.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/btt-posterity/

  7. Wow, this one woke me up! Sorry about the teensy bit of gloom and doom in my answer:

    http://jlshall.blogspot.com/2009/11/booking-through-thursday-posterity.html

  8. My post is up. Happy BTT!

  9. This one was really thought-provoking. I enjoyed answering it, and my response is here: http://yourlibrarycard.blogspot.com/2009/11/forever.html

  10. […] November 19, 2009 at 10:43 am | In Book Blather, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment This week’s Booking Through Thursday: Do you think any current author is of the same caliber as Dickens, Austen, Bronte, or any of the […]

  11. Pretty tough question this time, but cool! ^-^ Loved it!

    http://sweet-loves.net/?p=411

  12. Dan Brown is on my list. See why here.

  13. just who does decide if a book is a classic? I say read what you love and let fate decide about longevity

  14. Let me try that again how about here.

  15. LOVE the topic!! I hope I get a lot of responses on this one…

    Here’s my take:

    http://bookclubclassics.com/Blog/btt-posterity/

  16. Great questions! Will be back to check other bloggers’answers!

  17. […] The day’s suggestion was posted by Barbara: Do you think any current author is of the same caliber as Dickens, Austen, Bronte, or any of the classic authors? If so, who, and why do you think so? If not, why not? What books from this era might be read 100 years from now? […]

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