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My Good Read of the Day (07/03/15)

The Corrections  

by Jonathan Franzen

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Jonathan Franzen tells the story of a family falling apart at the seams. 105 more words


Book Review: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson’s disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives.

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Book Reviews

The Corrections

  • Last Wednesday, we reported that Edward Modetta set fire to the abandoned Anacin Rice Company building because of auditory hallucinations brought about by paranoid schizophrenia. In reality, however, his act of arson was spurred on by the wyrd voice that whispered, “Put flames of tongue on those pennants” to the ear inside his skull.

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Writing, Art, and the Christian Worldview

This post was written last week.

Last night, after watching an interview with Robert Olen Butler (the 3rd one down by Montgomery College), I had a series of epiphanies, not necessarily in this order: 899 more words

Biblical Thinking

On "Freedom" in Jonathan Franzen's Novel, Freedom

Jonathan Franzen has said of fiction that if it “isn’t an author’s personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown” it “isn’t worth writing for anything but money.” The author’s passion we read in his the novel Freedom was hardly an adventure for money. 1,056 more words


Hate on Franzen. Go Ahead.

But portray the dysfunction of human relationships like he did in The Corrections. I dare you. 

Anyway. I am EXCITED.

So, if you rely on me for your literary news, (1) I’m sorry, and (2) Jonathan Franzen is coming out with a book named  347 more words


Guest blogger Rebecca Makkai takes on “Literary Mansplaining”


Rebecca Makkai is the author of two novels, The Borrower (2011) and The Hundred-Year House (2014), as well as many short stories and essays. The latter has just been published in paperback, and is highly recommended. 1,377 more words

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