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Jonathan Franzen and Paul Schrader Speak on Tuesday

On Tuesday, May 10th, Jonathan Franzen and director and screenwriter Paul Schrader will be speaking at the Morgan Library.  Schrader is best known for his writing of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, and has a rather interesting background—his parents weremore…

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Weird Writer Interactions

Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed, a collection of essays centered around her love of Russian literature, has an essay in The Guardian discussing the strangeness of becoming a critically acclaimed author.  In it, she talks about an unusual encountermore…

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Jonathan Franzen Remembers David Foster Wallace

He was sick, yes, and in a sense the story of my friendship with him is simply that I loved a person who was mentally ill. The depressed person then killed himself, in a way calculated to inflict maximum painmore…

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What We’ve Been Reading

Alex Lemon Journey to the End of the Night by Céline: “her behavior to me had been most crummily ruthless.” The Gnostics by David Brakke: “Another metaphor for this way of viewing early Christianity is warfare…” Re-reading The Happiest Babymore…

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What We’ve Been Reading

Brad Liening: Freedom, Jonathan Franzen. I know it’s uncool to like Franzen right now, but when this book was over I missed the characters and the story. This is one way you know you really enjoyed a book and foundmore…

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Events in New York This Week

11.28 – George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert @ Bell House 11.29 – KGB Poetry: Ben Mirov & Reb Livingston @ KGB Bar 12.01 – Rick Snyder & John Yau read @ The Poetry Project 12.02more…

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What We Missed

The Rumpus Book Club Discussion with Jonathan Franzen [The Rumpus]

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What Was Missed

PhillySound: New Poetry #8 w/ David Wolach [PhillySound] An Interview with Jonathan Franzen [AV Club] My Legal Hero: Atticus Finch [Guardian] An Interview with Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles [Dallas Observer] Clay Matthews reviews Ander Monson’s The Invisible World [Coldfront] Pitchforkmore…

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Read Excerpts from Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Freedom’

I keep forgetting that Franzen’s Freedom isn’t even “officially” out yet. It’s hard to remember when everyone is already calling him the “Great American Novelist” and claiming Freedom is the book of the decade. Well if you can’t wait tomore…

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Found: Great American Novelist

Jonathan Franzen appears on the cover of Time this week (picture to the right, obviously) his portrait lying under the phrase “Great American Novelist.” The search is over. As noted everywhere, this marks the first time that a full-time authormore…

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