Time and time again people ask me, “So you’re going to write the next Great American Novel?” I usually just laugh and reply that I’m simply trying to finish a novel and get it published. 536 more words
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This Sunday’s recommendation gives you the adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic american novel; Moby Dick from 1956.
This 1956 film is an adaption of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby Dick; or The Whale. 657 more words
A fellow writer and I have often joked about writing ‘the Great American Novel’. She mentioned it not long ago in a letter she sent. That set me to thinking about the phrase and how we throw it around and what exactly DOES it mean? 277 more words
The Great American Novel (or German or Canadian or French or Insert-Your-Nation-Here). The desire to be a writer of one is so strong a desire and so fervent a goal for many that the phrase is both cliché and the symbol of futility. 1,384 more words