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Letting In Americans? "Well, That's The End Of The Booker, Then"
Philip Hensher: "When eligibility shifts from the UK, Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe to English-language novels published in the UK, it is hard to see how the American novel will fail to dominate. Not through excellence, necessarily, but simply through an economic super-power exerting its own literary tastes, just as the British empire imposed the idea that Shakespeare was the greatest writer who ever lived throughout its 19th-century colonies." The Guardian (UK) 09/18/13
Posted September 25, 2013 12:50 AM

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