Eight Authors That Became Adjectives

Some words have been used to death; their meanings lost to excessive use. Others retain their meaning but are chronically misunderstood. This phenomenon isn’t anything new, Sartre declared the world existentialism to be meaningless back in 1946.

Hendricks, S 2018, Eight authors that became adjectives: Freudian, Shakespearean and more, Bigthink, accessed 22 January 2018, <http://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/8-literary-superlatives-and-what-they-really-mean?utm_source=Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8431a7f823-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_45b26faecc-8431a7f823-43610581>.
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Check out this bigthink article that takes us through eight of the most famous examples of writers whose work caused the invention of new words in the English language; Freudian, Kafkaesque and Machiavellian…

Can you think of any more examples of words coined in honour of important and/or famous writers? A house point for each correct one (other than the 8 in this article). Entries must be posted as a comment on this post. Good luck!

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