Gene Weingarten at the Washington Post believes himself to have found “the worst novel ever published in the English language.” Moreover, he has gotten an interview with Robert Burrows, the author of said opus, The Great American Parade. It’s a shame, quite frankly, because the idea of the parade itself, in the hands of David Foster Wallace, say, or William Gaddis would be a set-piece of beauty. One quickly understands from the interview, however, that it simply was not to be.
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Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University. Author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University. View all posts by Kathleen Fitzpatrick