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Literature test

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Oct 16, 2013

Who was the greatest English-prose stylist of the 20th century?

There is only one correct answer to that question. I will not tolerate disagreement.

(Hint: Yesterday was his birthday. I hope you had an appropriate celebration.)

If you haven’t yet discovered his work, you are living in poverty. Do yourself a favor:


OR: A helpful reader notes that Project Gutenberg has many of his works in digital form available for free download here.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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