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The Corrections - deep cut into family life

I finished The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen, last week, the story of an American family living the Capitalism era. Published in 2001 and expected to be “The Great American novel”, the novel enjoyed very much success in the US and abroad, but it hasn’t managed to be that great American piece everyone was waiting for in those days. 602 more words

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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

Writing

'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

Fiction

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

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