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Love and research

I’ve expressed mixed feelings about Jonathan Franzen before, but I don’t think there’s any doubt about his talent, or about his ability to infuriate readers in just the right way. 1,008 more words


'The Corrections' by Jonathan Franzen

When my book-guru gave me ‘Freedom’ by Jonathan Franzen, she did it with a comment: “I couldn’t find the other one, but they say this is equally good.” 437 more words


The Corrections: A Novel

The Corrections: A Novel, by Jonathan Franzen

Category: fiction

Subject/Topic:  “After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. 323 more words

Books - Fiction

Too Many Notes

Let’s talk infelicitous combinations of artistic form. I’m thinking in particular of Philip Glass’ musical adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony,” which I saw last night. 430 more words

Franz Kafka

Interview of the Month: Jonathan Franzen

Among the curious tidbits scattered among the larger morsels in The Paris Review‘s 2010 interview with blockbuster author Jonathan Franzen for that journal’s series titled… 145 more words

Good Ideas

100 Books While 40: Blog Bankrupcy

In the last four weeks I have moved across the country, collected and constructed all new furniture, survived eight days in Cuba, and taken over a failing project at work. 153 more words


Abandoning books

I can’t put my finger on why it makes me feel so bad to abandon a book. When I think back over the hundreds of books I’ve read, there have only been a handful that I’ve decided to put down for good. 365 more words