Ralph Ellison: The jury has determined to divide the prize between two writers. To Thomas Pynchon, for Gravity's Rainbow, which bridges the gap between two cultures and puts the world of manipulation and paranoia within the perspectives of history. To Isaac Bashevis Singer, for A Crown of Feathers and a lifetime of distinguished work revealing a skeptical. philosophical and mischievous obsession with human and demonic character. I present this, not to Mr. Singer, but to Mr. Pynchon.
How to Cite:
Corey, I., (1996). Professor Irwin Corey Accepts the National Book Award for Thomas Pynchon. Pynchon Notes. (36-39), pp.181–183. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.188