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Tracing a Literary Lineage in Jonathan Franzen's 'The Kraus Project'
12 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM
This unlikely combination of a translation and memoir offers as many telling insights into the preoccupations of Jonathan Franzen as it does into Karl Kraus' life and work.
A Quarter Century After Its Debut, 'The Twenty-Seventh City' Merits Our Full Attention
14 Jan 2014 // 1:05 AM
The Twenty-Seventh City, first published in 1988, is shockingly prescient. A reader unaware of the publication date would assume it recent.
Jonathan Franzen and the Problem of Sympathy in 'Farther Away'
24 May 2012 // 5:00 PM
Farther Away celebrates the moments when we retreat from technology and the personas we cultivate through social media, when artifice is stripped, and we are left with arguments, empathy, imperfection and humility—the raw materiality of being.
Win a Signed Copy of 'Freedom' by Jonathan Franzen
14 Dec 2010 // 1:12 AM
In 3 words or less, what does "Freedom" mean to you? Let us know and you have a chance to win a signed copy of Jonathan Franzen's new book.
Jonathan Franzen senses our interpersonal separation and encourages engagement
11 May 2012 // 1:35 AM
I didn’t much like Jonathan Franzen’s essay “Farther Away” when I read it a year ago in the New Yorker. A complicated mishmash