I saw this question concerning worthy French writers has been put on hold, though I believed it could be useful and generate a few good recognized authors most people would agree on.

Since reading novels is also an excellent way to sink into a new language and learn vocabulary, grammar, and tricks on how to express more complex thoughts, I still believed it might be a good addition to the French SE. After all, a long list of common false beliefs in mathematics stayed alive and well on Math Overflow.

Would a community wiki following the same line have been a better choice?

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It seems to be an overall SE policy to discourage primarily opinion-based questions for which no "good answer" could be given.

We could set up a community wiki on Meta (see on ELL), but I hardly think you can compare a list of writers to a list of resources or a list of false beliefs. But still it could be worth trying...

  • Thanks for taking the time to answer. I'll sure try to find a way to word and present your proposal in such a way that it stands a chance to bloom and become helpful. Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 22:22

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