Are You Up to the Challenge?
Ok, writers and readers, clearly the gauntlet has been proffered and it’s time to fight back with some words of our own. In his Weekly Standard article on The Great American Novel (GAN), Roger Kimball insists, “The novel plays a different and a diminished role in our cultural life as compared with even the quite recent past.” He goes on to suggest ” We lack the requisite community of readers, and the ambient shared cultural assumptions, to provide what we might call the responsorial friction that underwrites the traction of publicly acknowledged significance.”
Them’s fightin’ words!
Please let us know what YOU think.