The NYTBR Best Books: Why William H. Pritchard predicted the lack of concensus

by admin | Jun-10-2006

From "Updike: America's Man of Letters."

"Can one imagine a lively argument among three readers about artisitc superiority when the first's notion of a great work is Toni Morrison's Beloved, while for the second it is Pynchon's Mason & Dixon, and for the third Updike's Rabbit at Rest? Most likely these readers would politely or rudely go their ways rather than attempt to persuade each other of their favorite's preeminence."

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