Tag Archives: Eudora Welty

M is for Mississippi in March

There is no greater joy than discovering a new writer, for it justifies the thumb’s mileage, the ho-hum trudge through lifeless prose. There are those missteps, those false glimmers of promise and then the inevitable dissatisfaction. There is a lot … Continue reading

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Why There Is No Great American Novel

As Black History Month approaches, I’d like to ask you to look at literary history and ask, ‘Why is there no great American novel?’ I understand that many readers will scan their shelves and rush to the contrary that there … Continue reading

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