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The idea of the Great American Novel is the concept of a novel of high literary merit which ... Theoretically, such a work would be the greatest American book on American culture which could ever be written. Thus, "Great American Novel" is a  ...

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Feb 20, 2014 ... Hunting the big one: great American novels such as Herman Melville's Moby- Dick aim to capture the essence of American culture and history ...

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Nov 20, 2015 ... No one will ever write the Great American Novel, but not because it's a ... past America so we can understand what it was like to live in that time.

www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2014/04/23/great-american-novel-john-winters

Apr 23, 2014 ... The Great American Novel is an anachronism, an ideal that existed in the heads ... of there being a single novel that could serve as our national epic. ... Great American Novel, and accept the fact that in this melting pot we live ...

www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/books/review/why-are-we-obsessed-with-the-great-american-novel.html

Jan 13, 2015 ... The idea that only one person can produce a novel that speaks truth about the disparate ... To think that one might be writing the Great American Novel, .... who titled his trilogy of the-way-we-live-now novels simply “U.S.A.” ...

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The Dream of the Great American Novel ultimately affirms the importance of ... Buell can summarize an argument or a plot with eye-opening precision—and make ... Whether it survives or has ever existed, the GAN is really just a critical peg on ...

www.salon.com/2012/11/08/is_the_great_american_novel_still_relevant

Nov 8, 2012 ... The idea that someone born into poverty could work his way up into a ... Now, we live in an era when social mobility is passé, and everything ... In its most basic form, the Great American Novel is the chronicle of a journey.

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Mar 15, 2012 ... To write The Great American Novel: such has been the goal of American authors for over a century. In recent years, the phrase has been ...

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Marvel's Fantastic Four becomes a story about survival: An alien soldier realizes he is on the wrong ... But he knows that as punishment this whole planet will be destroyed. ... We need Marvel to make money from The Great American Novel.