Winnipeg. It doesn’t get much colder than this. But in the coldest month of the year, the city gears up for what has become one of the world’s prized contemporary music festivals.
“Hardly anyone talks about the Great American Novel without a tincture of irony these days. But as Lawrence Buell shows in The Dream of the Great American Novel, his comprehensive and illuminating new study, that is nothing new: American writers have always held the phrase at arm’s length, recognizing in it a kind of hubris, if not mere boosterism.”