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On Jonathan Franzen's 'The Corrections' and Hunter S. Thompson's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'

Classics: I fall back upon them. I crawl back to them. If I stretch my hand out in dark, it automatically lands upon one of them. 1,020 more words

Book #86: The Corrections

Ah, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. That book. That. Book.

Several years ago I read this beautiful piece by Jonathan Franzen in The New Yorker… 374 more words


John Williams' 1965 Stoner: An Afterlife

“Whatever the reasons for its cooler reception in the US, I don’t agree that the novel is ‘minor’; nor do I think it is ‘great’ in the way that, say,  246 more words

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The Corrections: Soren Kierkegaard Room

I found this little analysis for Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections that I had done for a class. The interesting things here, for me at least, is the structure of the book and my ability to relate it to  1,181 more words


THE CORRECTIONS is an extremely polarizing book

When I posted about Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections on Facebook, I saw a wide variety of responses. Lots of love. Lots of hate. Most of the things people responded negatively to–the smugness, the lack of sympathy for its characters, the unrealistically-portrayed female characters–are real facets of the book, and they are very valid reasons to dislike it. 455 more words