Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Who is America's greatest living author, Philip Roth or Thomas Pynchon?

I'd go with Roth.

3 Answers

  • mac
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I would say Roth. Pynchon is too esoteric. Another celeb author is Don Dillio who is in the same vein as Pynchon, a post-modernist. Yet for mainstream literary greatness I would say Roth. Also Joyce Carol Oates ranks up there. Even though she won the Nobel Prize in Literature, I don't rank Morrison up there with either Roth, Pynchon, Dillio, or Oates. The passion is there, but Morrison's storytelling techniques have flaws.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Neither. Samuel R Delany.

  • Mudkip
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I'd go with neither-- I'm a Toni Morrison person. Her writing is absolutely beautiful.

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