Who is America's greatest living author, Philip Roth or Thomas Pynchon?
I'd go with Roth.
- macLv 71 decade agoFavorite 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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Neither. Samuel R Delany.
- MudkipLv 61 decade ago
I'd go with neither-- I'm a Toni Morrison person. Her writing is absolutely beautiful.