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News Sat Nov 15 2008

Will Obama Change Literature?

Newcity speculates:

"But will Obama's election have some impact on literary culture? The bare-bone facts bode well. Obama does not just respect language: he is an accomplished writer. His two memoirs are remarkable for their craft and complexity. More importantly, Obama's story--the biracial son of an immigrant raised partly in Indonesia, educated at Harvard, proposing social reform--will, briefly, but triumphantly, become the nation's own. He could radically return the country's narrative back to possibility and promise, and away from punishment and division."

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