And right on cue, all is forgiven.
Jonathan Jones in the Guardian argues for a rejection of anti-Americanism.
" How can any literary critic have missed the greatness, and experimentalism, of a Thomas Pynchon? But I am absolutely certain that some readers in their twenties in this country have missed out on Pynchon, not to mention Roth, Updike and all those other giants, because they don't want to read American novels. You can see this reflected in British writing. In the 1980s it was universally agreed by leading novelists that American fiction since 1945 was the paragon, the model to follow."
Just me, but I think it still goes, no matter who is in the White House.
It's lazy reflexive anti-Americanism that produces Booker Prize winners like this tripe.
Posted by David