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That is one way to think about what Shimerians are like.

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Well, The Guardian made a great list but I have to agree with jgnova. Its all about opinion and thats not really a scientific definition.


I get the feeling that all of these lists seem to conflating "great" and "greatest" unnecessarily and for multiple purposes. If for the purpose of establishing a canon of works to be read by a "well read" person, one set of criteria would be valid. Other criteria would apply the purpose of helping someone understand a particular genre.

On the other hand, if we are approaching this from the perspective of an academic program, then the focus should be less on selecting the "greatest" and more on identifying works that are representative of a style, genre, or culture to provide the student with a basis for understanding.

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