Quotation by Jane Smiley:
"Ernest Hemingway, thinking of himself, as always, once
said that all American literature grew out of Huck Finn.
It undoubtedly would have been better for American
literature and American culture, if our literature had grown
out of one of the best-selling novels of all time, another
American work of the nineteenth century, Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Context Details: Garrison Keillor quotes Jame Smiley thus: "In 1996, novelist Jane Smiley wrote in Harper's: "Ernest Hemingway, thinking of himself, as always, once said that all American literature grew out of Huck Finn. It undoubtedly would have been better for American
Source: Writers Almanac
Cited By: Garrison Keillor
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