Mary's Library

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Great American Novel

The New York Times has announced today that Toni Morrison’s Beloved (©1987) is the Great American Novel of our day. I couldn’t agree more.

The editors of the Times sent a letter to “a couple of hundred prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages, asking them to please identify ‘the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.’”

Morrison’s novel received the most votes. I don’t think much of the runners-up, except for John Updike’s Rabbit novels. Read the Times article here.


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