IMO the three greatest writers alive are American: Gene Wolfe, Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth.
Why haven't you won the Nobel Prize for so long?
>people believing that a statement of fact about Semitic Jews' tendency to advance those they believe to be "of their race" before "gentiles" is "hate-speech"
Your lack of critical ability is showing. Watch "Homicide" by David Mamet if you want to know the difference between hating Jews and understanding Jews
Fuck this. Do people actually believe this?
William Gaddis left a lot of writings to Don Delillo and he just edited those works. Gaddis asked him in his d ath bed to use a pen name because those where a little more experimental than his other works.
That's why V and Recognitions have so many things in common.
Firstly, American Pastoral and Sabbaths Theater are about as good as American /lit/ gets.
Secondly, I cannot think of an individual who has done less good for his own people than Roth. He has made American Jews look like a /pol/ stereotype except even more depraved.
What do you even mean. The Nobel isnt about body of work or quality of work, its about moving literature forward in an "ideal" direction
subjective ideal re:by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee
In that sense Ta-Nehisi Coates deserves it far more than McCarthy or Pynchon
The nobel is a joke.
Are you a leftist?
If yes, you are elegible
Did you write a book about how people are horrible?
If yes, you are a nominee
Do you come from a country with a middle to low GDP per capita?
If yes, you just increased your chances of winning by 20%
This is how Gabriel Garcia Marquez won and this is the reason Yukio Mishima and Borges didn't and Pynchon won't
I thought Svetlana Alexeivich's work was really good and different, but I cannot for the life of me understand why she got it over, say T'hiungo or something. Shes a Belorussian Lesbian, I guess thats enough.
1990: Saul Bellow
1998: John Updike
2000: Ray Bradbury
2001: Arthur Miller
2002: Philip Roth
2004: Judy Blume
2005: Norman Mailer
2009: Gore Vidal
2010: Tom Wolfe
2013: E. L. Doctorow
2014: Ursula Le Guin
2015: Don DeLillo
I dont think its much of a discussion.
Oprah got it tho, so thats a big blow to your point.
Borges and Pynchon never wrote about massacres and concentration camps or refugees.
They just made metaphors of philosophic ideas. Vineland is the most political Pynchon but giving him a nobel for that book is like giving DFW a no el for Infinite Jest.
The closest to win it is Delillo for Mao II.
>Borges and Pynchon never wrote about massacres and concentration camps or refugees
>chapter in V. focusing on character in a German colony that imprisons and massacres africans
>section in Gravity's Rainbow follows character forced to work for nazis while his daughter is in a prison camp
>borges story "Deutches Requiem" narrated by nazi commander of concentration camp
sounds like you don't know what you're talkin about, bud
I never undestood why /lit/ consider Pynchon the greatest alive while the whole press and academy consider Roth.
Probably because /lit/ is full of pretentious teens that think they are smarter for liking a "difficult" book.
As for Wolfe, I consider him great, but he still writes genre fiction, so I don't think they'll ever give this prize for him.
There needs to be some sort of filter that makes autists from /pol/ incapable of posting here. They have absolutely nothing to say expect the usual pants on head retarded stormfag and fox news slurry that impotently drips out of their mouth-anuses.
He's essentially the Spanish Joyce, and that's not an overstatement. If you want to get into him, I recommend starting with Larva: a Midsummer Night's Babel. And I agree about Barth and Coover, but I was trying to stick to the amount of authors OP listed.