4:21 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Lawrence Buell On The Great American Novel

Lawrence Buell at Harvard Book Store
Lawrence Buell
Credit Alison Bruzek / WGBH

Taped by WGBH Forum Network, literature scholar Lawrence Buell visited Harvard Book Store to talk about his book, The Dream Of The Great American Novel.

Buell talks about the writers of previous "Great American Novels," from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Toni Morrison and how the themes of these novels compare.  He also touches on the culture of the great American novel and why it doesn't exist elsewhere (except perhaps Australia).

This talk took place on February 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.