“And meanwhile the sad truth was that not everyone could be extraordinary, not everyone could be extremely cool; because whom would this leave to be ordinary?” … 515 more words
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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-forgotten 2,590 more words
Jonathan Franzen, like it or not, is America’s premier novelist of insecurity. 1,141 more words
Or: Why Hate Reading Has Its Time and Place, but You Shouldn’t Make a Habit of It.
I read The Corrections. I read a lot of profiles and think-pieces about Jonathan Franzen. 621 more words