DG Myers at Commentary Magazine has compiled a list of the 25 most written about American authors according to MLA statistics.
Henry James edges out Faulkner for the top spot. TS Eliot is the top poet. Saul Bellow makes the list, Philip Roth does not. Toni Morrison is the highest ranking living author. Since Ezra Pound ranks fairly highly, I assume that critical studies are included in the number (perhaps even predominate).
From the article:
Surprises? Thoughts? If you had to write about one of these authors, which would you choose?
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