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Aug 13 2015, 10:37 AM
I would like to see Pynchon win, though, as he has given me the most pleasure of those I've read. I had hoped he would win before Professor Irwin Corey passed away, he had picked up Pynchon's NBA award with double-talking mania. Pynchon's humor can be seen as subversive but also silly and I expect the serious minded judges look askance at such low comedy.

Roger, good point. Levity, playfulness and humor being considered as negatives helps explain why writers of delightful fiction like Peter Esterhazy, Pynchon (heck, even Nabokov) are passed over for the Nobel.
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