the great american novel was never written, altho i would personally give a half credit to twain's Huckleberry Finn and the other half to Melville's whale novel; now it certainly cant be, as the US is no longer a country. but the great american cartoon was achieved - by a german. you have seen it, and it is this:
[dont have it. one with klan/indian/cheerleader/bomb leg. post if you have it.]
@Someguy strong disagree. he pushed leftist crankery, and in my opinion was a second rater. fitzgerald was better, and could be argued, but i would never put him on a tier with the two i mentioned.
@Alex_Linder Have you read to a god unknown or the winter of our discontent? I thought they were good. East of Eden as well.
@Someguy no his joadshit is his top stuff by all accounts.
@Alex_Linder I mean I didnt like that book personally. Or of mice and men that well either so I dunno what to say.
@harrison_partch @Someguy yes. i have not read all bierce by any means. i have read a 500 page collection. i might make an audio out of it at some point since i finished Saki. but i personally never got too much out of his fiction, without having read it all. but i probably have read all his short stories at least. i've read most Lewis too, he's a solid second-rate writer. i'd rather go back thru and read the Russians and English i havent read than the lower tier americans.
@Someguy i will read it if i come across it. but compare it to Letters From the Earth from Twain.