Saturday mornings are seldom the time for serious analysis-- but with Sunday just an eye's blink away, one might be well advised to bookmark for tomorrow an article entitled The Great American Novel - Will There Ever Be Another? posted online at http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/great-american-novel_630022.html?nopager=1
Be prepared for high-falutin', decidedly academic-sounding, writing; feel free to eschew the occasionally cranky, tinged-with-elitism complaints of how "modern times suck compared with yesteryear" that are generally associated with the morning-arthritis-pessimism of the elders amongst us.
Be patient: There's real gold contained in this piece, written by publisher and editor Roger Kimball-- but like most gold, you'll likely have to labor a bit to extract it from the raw ore.
'Nuff said, at least by me: as noted, it's Saturday morning, and I need to read the comic pages over my coffee.
--Earl "Gold Is Whar' You Find It" Merkel