Canšt imagine any of theses guys getting a Nobel Prize for Lit....I just
donšt think that the prize is designed for people like them...and there is a
part of me that would either smile and/or sneer if they got it...
On 8/29/09 1:07 PM, "jacquesdebierue" <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com> ,
> Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
>> > Don't be surprised if Pynchon win's the Nobel Prize for Literature in the
>> very near future. Of all those who've won it previously, Pynchon most
>> deserves it with regard to the founding principles of that prize.
> He deserves it, but Gaddis deserved it and he died without it. It looks like
> Bradbury will die without it, and Elmore Leonard, too. Bradbury and Leonard
> have readers all over the world, many million readers over a long time. But
> they may not win it. Why would Pynchon win it? My bet is that the next
> American to win it will be either Albee or Cormac McCarthy, both of whom
> richly deserve it, of course. On the level at which all these guys operate,
> it's foolish to try to pick "the best". The guys who write "genre", like
> Bradbury and Leonard, are handicapped by snob attitudes, of what Literature is
> versus literature, lower case.
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