…is the quintessence of the perfect, American novel. It almost qualifies the American literary tradition as Art.
Many helped, but DFW consolidated the artistic mass into one artform.
Danse Macabre by Stephen King is my personal favorite American take on literature.
The horror enlivened by the terror genre, in the American writing tradition, elevates itself to the category of Art. King speaks to Young Americans. DFW speaks to ghosts.