Charles DARWIN (1809-1882), British scientist, explorer & traveller, author
as a team leader for his great US contemporaries in creation and literature?
I would say: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" to such a Team Yankee:
- Edgar Alan POE (1809-1849) for his short stories, poetry (The Raven), etc.
- Henri David THOREAU (1817-1862) for Walden, Walking (NOT Dead), Civil Disobedience, his innumerable aphorisms & essays.
- Mark TWAIN (1835-1910) for Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court...
They're all very great American people! And still universal authors, too (IMO).
- Shame on me: I've forgotten Ralph Waldo EMERSON (1803-1882), who wrote:
"Every man is superior to me when I learn from his contact."
I like America!
And a lot of other countries too...
< Message edited by LN59 -- 3/7/2017 7:08:47 AM >
"On ne passe pas !"
The French soldiers' motto (Verdun, 1916)
"One does not pass! The Covid-19 even less."
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