Voices of a Generation

July 5, 2006

The Voice of This Generation?
In an essay for Time magazine, Lev Grossman wonders why an writer, among the dozens of young writers, has not risen to the level of “Voice of a Generation,” as in the case of Fitzgerald and Hemingway. Not that the question is relevant to writing, but in the asking, Grossman explores the current literary scene well. Then John Freeman goes and explores the question from a different point of view. Maybe the answer is simpler than Grossman or Freeman recognize. There’s no longer a voice of a generation–only voices of a generation.

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