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Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels--Purity, Freedom, The Corrections, The Twenty-Seventh City, and Strong Motion--and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away, How to Be Alone, and The Discomfort Zone, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is a member... show more



Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels--Purity, Freedom, The Corrections, The Twenty-Seventh City, and Strong Motion--and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away, How to Be Alone, and The Discomfort Zone, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Kunste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Birth date: August 17, 1959
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XOX
XOX rated it 1 year ago
Oh crap. I dislike Purity and I just past the 50 pages markWhat a twat? Purity or Pip is a bitch. A young selfish stupid bitch. I bought this book to get out of the genre. This is as close to literature and I dislike the main character, a lot. Let see what she did in the first 50 pages. W...
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it 2 years ago
Incredibly long and tedious read, yet strangely addictive and enjoyable at the same time.
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it 2 years ago
There are many forms of purity - Mind, Heart, Soul, etc...and most of the characters ruin the 'purity' of those they love, whether intentional or not. Mr. Franzen creates great characters and his prose is fantastic. I never felt he hurried anything nor did I want him to. I just kept reading. Nea...
sciernisko
sciernisko rated it 2 years ago
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
It has been a long time since I've read anything like this. I mostly avoid contemporary literature (except for the kind with spells and spaceships, and that is [let's be honest] mostly not literature) so The Corrections came like a blow to the face.My mother is Enid. No she isn't, but Franzen's char...
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