All great writers of prose. It's bad how many bad writers of prose we have. Look at King or Murakami. Fucking disgraceful.
>Wallace is considered to have some of the best prose ever
My bad. You'll have to specify which Wallace you're talking about, since no sane person would say this of David's awkward mumble.
>Diaz is considered good
He is, isn't he. What's next? Sales numbers?
Diaz is utter garbage. Oscar Wao is one of the most artless novels I have ever read. I contemplated suicide for a time while grappling with the reality that all it takes to be successful in literature nowadays is to be a sassy minority writing about the 'immigrant experience.'
Roth is the only one with good prose. Maugham's prose seems good at a glance, but upon further inspection (a second glance should do) you'll realize just how clumsy it really is. Wallace has his moments. Diaz subordinates beauty to his political agenda. His prose style leaves much to be desired.
Don't forget that the best sassy minority stories are always written as vignettes. Brown people love to watch and make Vines because they were forced to read House on Mango Street in middle school
I'm sure OP is fluent in moonspeak and is in no way judging Murakami solely on translations by publishers who have cut out massive parts of his books to meet a character limit.
Don't be silly anon, OP knows what he's talking about and is in no way a huge faggot.
I can't believe anyone is dumb enough to judge the prose of a language they don't even speak. Maybe OP legitimately didn't realise that the books aren't originally in English.
Why am I giving him the benefit of the doubt? His opinions are fucking stupid anyway
I mean it only matters for novelists who actually tried to write with the density of poetry. Prose can be well written but to what end other than communicate something, where content is the most important. It's not poetry. Unless it's by:
- M Lowry
only prose writers in my book that wrote well enough to put poets from their generation to shame.