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The Flaw in Nihilism

From Jonathan Franzen in his collection of essays Farther Away: 131 more words

Non artists depend on and cherish artists for giving pleasing form to the central experience of being human. At the same time artists are resented sometimes even homicidally for the dubiety of their moral character and for bringing to consciousness painful truths that non artists prefer to remain unconscious of.

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What Started As a Review of Jonathan Franzen's New Novel, "Purity," but Turned Into an Essay About How Terrified I Am of Other People's Talent

While it isn’t always the case that a novel will be good just because the writer took a long time with it (Norman Mailer’s once-ridiculed and now-forgottenĀ  2,590 more words

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