Historically, age varies.
After all, the work of pinnacle works is not written by random writing.
All those who wrote great things know that this thing is primarily manual labor.
Ferguson Tolstoy, who has never had to worry about his finances in his lifetime, is in a different state than Fitzgerald, who has to drink and write plays to earn money after he is 30.
This kind of Polish 21 years old after writing, and Murakami Chunshu 30 years old before publishing works, and can not be generalized.
Hemingway thought that if the economy is rich and the rules of life can write good things. But Rossini also said that after he became rich in his thirties, he did not want to write opera in his whole life.
Moreover, peak works are not well defined. Nabokov thought his best works were written in Russian before 1938 in Europe, but his most famous work happened to be Lolita, which was completed in his fifties. How do I say this?
Ancient authors were hard to work as samples. Because the economic situation, health status, author status and so on, too unpredictable.
In the contemporary era, there is a general scope:
Genius in the twenties, but often not the real Pinnacle --- if it comes out in the twenties, and then it doesn't come out, then it's usually not too serious to write, or what happens.
For the first time in 30 years, it is the first peak or the famous work. This is the rule of most masters.
(a small number of cattle) 40 years old, the real peak. This is a real master.
(a small number of literary heroes) summed up their works in their sixty years of age.
Except for a few exceptions, the peak age of the author should be between 31 and 40 years old.
Just a few well-known examples:
For example, "war and peace" was made by Tolstoy between the age of 36 and 40.
A hundred years of solitude, Marcks was 38 years old.
Absalom, Absalom, the highest rated in Faulkner's works. "He is 39 years old. By the way," the sound and the fury "is 33 years old. The light of August is 35 years old.
Hemingway, "farewell to arms", is 30 years old.
Laurence's rainbow is 30 years old.
Gustave Flaubert, Mrs. Bovary, is 35 years old.
Lao She "camel Xiangzi" was published when he was 37 years old.
Shen Congwen's border town is 32 years old.
Yu Hua's three famous books, Living, Xu Sanguan's Blood Story and Crying in the Drizzle, are all in their early thirties.
Mo Yan, red sorghum, is 31 years old.
Haruki Murakami, 36, published his best-selling Norwegian Forest two years later.
Balzac, "Gao Lao tou", is 36 years old.
Borges began to write novels, amazing, "villains biography", 35 years old.
Kawabata Yasunari's piercing snow country is 38 years old.
Of course there are younger ones. Fitzgerald, for example, wrote The Great Gatsby at the age of 24, but he was a genius, and many of his novels were related to personal experience, to the deterioration of his health after 27, and to alcoholism, so he was exceptional.
Most of Zhang Ailing's masterpieces were written before she was 30 years old, but she was a genius, and her identity experience was complicated, not to mention.
Why is it the first peak age?
Because most great writers have more than one peak work.
It can be said that the first peak period is usually passionate.
If you keep writing, the second peaks usually come at about 45-50 years old.
That is generally a writer's careful thinking and mature techniques.
For example, Tolstoy took a few years off from the epic War and Peace and began writing Anna Karenina at the age of 45.
For example, when Haruki Murakami was 46 years old, he made his biggest piece of work at the time.
Lao She is 43 to 47 years old.
Hemingway wrote war and hunting in his early years. He wrote "the old man and the sea" at the age of 51.
Marquez wrote A Murder of Zhang Yang in advance, published at 53, won a Nobel Prize a year later, and two years later, Love in Cholera.
Alexandre Dumas's most outstanding Earl of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers were made by him at the age of 42 years old, -45.
Dostoevsky, "crime and punishment" and "idiot", aged 45 to 47.
Then there is a very special case.
Thoughtful, old and spicy writers can write the greatest works in old age. Such works are not so passionate, but techniques or ideas have matured, and that is usually a summary of the times.
This requires both the body and the narrative desire to be able to survive.
Tolstoy is 71 years old, the resurrection.
Hugo is 60 to 72 years old, the tragic world.
Doth Toy Jef J Ki is 59 years old, Karamazov brothers.
Kawabata Yasunari has been glamorous all his life, till he is 63 years old, and write the ancient capital of Dacheng.
From Duras to seventy, lovers.
Borges did not write his best poems until he was seventy years old.
Of course, there are some special ones. Mr. Shen Congwen did not write after the founding of the people's Republic of China. Mr. Wang Zengqi did not write a novel for a long time because of well-known reasons. When the book was published, he was 60 years old.
This is it.
Very few (unfortunate) geniuses write their great works at the age of 20.
Most surging writers, in their thirties (relatively concentrated in their 35-38 years old), wrote great works at the beginning.
Some of the mature writers, aged 40, and relatively concentrated in their 43-47 years, have written works of maturity.
A handful of literary heroes can still continue to write great summary works at the age of sixty or seventy.