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Maximalism and US literary history

Searching for the Great American Novel
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May 2014, no. 361

The Dream of the Great American Novel by Lawrence Buell

Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $59.95 hb, 579 pp

Maximalism and US literary history

Searching for the Great American Novel
by
May 2014, no. 361

Well, it’s Moby-Dick, obviously. Except when it’s Huckleberry Finn or Absalom, Absalom! or Invisible Man or Gravity’s Rainbow. The Great Gatsby will often do, if one is pressed for time.

James Ley reviews 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell

The Dream of the Great American Novel

by Lawrence Buell

Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $59.95 hb, 579 pp

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