Well, the century’s over so we can choose.
Who deserves to be ranked? Who’s overrated? Quote something to support your answer.
Mine–Eliot. He seems to be unfashionable right now, but Prufrock, the Waste Land and 4 Quartets weigh heavily.
No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous–
Almost, at times, the Fool.