Gravity's Rainbow > V. > Mason & Dixon > The Crying of Lot 49 > Bleeding Edge
Mao II > White Noise > The Names > Ratner's Star > Underworld > Libra
American Pastoral > Portnoy's Complaint
Blood Meridian > The Road > No Country for Old Men
I dont wink dat what u tink is his top more is weally a top ofur ciz it is more of is new works you listen he is more like an older guy liker
also you know his favortie is Leopold Bloom you knnow why, its the name you know.
Just gonna rate what I read
Americana > Point Omega
Gravity's Rainbow > Inherent Vice > Bleeding Edge > The Crying of Lot 49
Outer Dark = Child of God > Blood Meridian > The Road
Underworld > Libra ..... eh everything else is kinda bad, but those two are towering.
Mason & Dixon > Gravity's Rainbow > Crying of Lot 49 > V .... everything else is bad.
Sabbath's Theater > American Pastoral > I Married a Communist > Zuckerman Quartet > Operation Shylock > The Human Stain > The Counterlife > Portnoy's Complaint > Kopesh books
Blood Meridian > Suttree > Child of God > Border Trilogy > Outer Dark > Orchard Keeper
Gravity's Rainbow > M&D > V = The Crying of Lot 49 >> Against The Day > Vineland > Inherent Vice > Bleeding Edge
Underworld > Libra > The Names > Ratner's Star > Mao II > Point Omega > White Noise > The Body Artist > Falling Man > Cosmopolis
American Pastoral > Plot Against America
Suttree > The Border Trilogy > Blood Meridian > No Country for Old Men > Outer Dark > The Counselor > The Road
I'm pretty certain it's Chaucer, actually. He certainly considers those the greatest American poets (along with Stevens), but he made a list of the seven or so greatest literary artists of all time, and they were Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes, Chaucer, Milton, Homer and the Jahwist. Might have included Virgil too, but idr. Anyway, Shakespeare is definitely number one for him, while Dante and Cervantes are a distant second. Next are Chaucer and Milton, and he ultimately prefers Chaucer. If he were to extend the list a little, he'd also include Plato, Montaigne, Moliere, Goethe, Tolstoy, Joyce and Proust. And you can keep going, of course. But ultimately, I'm pretty sure Chaucer is number 4.