This piece in Salon, Rachel Kushner’s Ambitious New Novel Scares Male Critics, by Laura Miller in Salon, is just too good not to discuss in #litchat. Here’s an excerpt:

The deliberate pursuit of the Great American Novel has always been a peculiarly masculine endeavor. It is a book, in Mailer’s words, designed to “seize the temper of the time and turn it.” To attempt to write the Great American Novel is to surmise that you can speak on behalf of an entire, fractious nation.~Laura Miller, Salon

Join us today at 4 p.m. E.T. to discuss the Salon piece and the mystique of the Great American Novel.

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