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The Corrections: A character study

Please welcome Meghan Hayes to #FranzeninFebruary! Meghan lives in my spiritual home of Saint John New Brunswick, and is one half of Bibliotaphs, one of my new favourite book blogs¬†–¬† 1,942 more words

On not reading The Corrections

And now, the first guest post of Franzen in February 2017! The lovely Carolyn of Rosemary and Reading Glasses valiantly took on The Corrections, after promising to do so last year. 466 more words


'Where he'd really be' (for Alfred Lambert)

There’d been some sun for a few minutes in the morning but then it went back to gray and acted like it would storm. The days fanned out like messily cracked eggs fumbling for the edges of the pan, legless and blind. 253 more words


First listen of the White Album

I realized Loren had my copy of The Corrections I’d given him in the early 2000’s: he said it was that book that made him realize what kind of writing he does and does not like, and that one was a ‘no’ because of how painfully realistic it was, the dysfunction of daily life and relations, that instead, he wanted books to take him somewhere else. 297 more words


#17) On Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections (2001), Freedom (2010), and Purity (2015), among others. An odd and often perplexing figure, Franzen is also a master craftsman with a broad knowledge base and a distinctive literary style. 1,494 more words


50 years: thirties

Part four, a memory for every year I’ve lived. First decade, second decade, twenties. Here are my thirties.

31.The best Valentine anyone ever gave me was when Kevin (the cool bass player from last decade) surprised me by renting a car and driving from Chicago to Strong City to bring me our cats. 1,234 more words

From Rachel

action figures based on East of Eden

I read The Corrections because a friend recommended it because they said that I should read some pop fiction and I was all like, “Like what?”I don’t know if this qualifies as pop fiction because while it’s not a hard read it’s pretty deep and sometimes emotionally wrenching. 482 more words

Great American Novel