"Surely there are no American writers greater than these," pronounced a Syrian man teaching at King Saud University to an American woman, as both were attempting to revise the university's scanty offerings in American literature. The two writers were F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. The male professor's view prevailed. The opinion that there were no greater writers than these venerable ones--each of whom wrote his best work over fifty years ago--was easily transmuted into the "fact" that there were simply no other American writers at all worth considering.
How to Cite:
Caesar, T., (1982) “Recent American Fiction”, Pynchon Notes 10, 45-51. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pn.437