Thursday, December 28, 2006

What Is The Great American Novel?

What is the Great American Novel? Bernita had post today on who is, and who isn't writing the GAN, but what really is that? How can you know? Can you know if you are writing something destined to be a definitive hallmark of our time?

What do you think a book written in today's era would need to have to be considered a book of the ages? Do you think it's still possible in these more cynical times to have a book that defines us, or a social problem/injustice to the degree that it would speak to world's yet to come?

Let me know what you think. I think this is going to be a subject for me over several days.

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