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What constitutes the 'Great American Novel'?


The Atlantic recently compiled a list of 136 novels that it deemed the most consequential of the last century.

The list set off a discussion about what constitutes the “great American novel.”

Not all classics made the list, including titles such as “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

So, what is the value of classifying literature in this way?

We weigh in during this hour of All Sides.


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