Glad to see you back, Rizwan. Stay a while and help us pick our book club selections for 2012.
Thanks for the link to the article. I can see the author's point, at least with regard to writers like Roth, Updike and Oates. However, I don't think the criticism applies to Cormac McCarthy any more than it does to Thomas Pynchon.
I wish he had said a bit more about the non-American laureates and candidates whom he considers more worthy. What is it in their writing that sets them apart as being less narcissistic and insular.
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