Which forlorn figure from long ago would be astonished at how popular he or she has become?

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Which forlorn figure from long ago would be astonished at how popular he or she has become?

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Van Gogh is a good choice.

How about Herman Melville?

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

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Van Gogh was easy, I admit. What about Melville? Was he a relative unknown in his time?

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ChuckTom ChuckTom OP

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I only know what I just read about Melville in wikipedia. (smile)

According to what I read..
Moby-**** was another commercial failure, published to mixed reviews.

Melville's death from cardiovascular disease in 1891 subdued a reviving interest in his work. The 1919 centennial of his birth became the starting point of the "Melville Revival". Critics discovered his work, scholars explored his life, his major novels and stories have become world classics, and his poetry has gradually attracted respect.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

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All very interesting but... you feel a connection to him, right?

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ChuckTom ChuckTom OP

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No, but interesting enough, for much of my earlier life I felt a connection with Van Gogh.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

Tesla

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Carla Carla

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That was going to be my answer. (a)

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

James Dean

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

Socrates.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

Anne Frank...I imagine she'd be surprised to find out that her family's time spent hiding from Nazis in a secret annex behind a bookshelf had been adapted into a Broadway musical.

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ProdigalSon ProdigalSon

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Very true! I'm sure she never dreamed that her little journal would bring her into the hearts of generations of people all over the world. (l)

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

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What a spirit she had.

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