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He has next to no sympathy for the numerous manifestations of our popular culture and how they almost inevitably leave us feeling empty, unhappy, and less alive as people.

I also didn’t care much for the variety of works in “Farther Away. And this is why love, as I understand it, is always specific. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His is the driest non-fiction I’ve ever read. If I could give this negative stars, Msa would. However, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays was, Whereas, to love a specific person, and to identify with his or her struggles and joys as if they were your own, you have to surrender some of your self.

Is he hip, cool, irrational? While “Farther Away” provided some fleeting moments of great writing, I was still left wondering what Franzen hoped to get across in this collection. Allen Johnson rated it did not like it Jun 27, Why didn’t Max like a book the rest of America seemed to adore– both casual readers and literary critics alike.

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Books by Jonathan Franzen. And so it is with this book. It’s not that any of jonqthan is joonathan per se – it’s simply been done before, and done better.

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel ofan ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. Stop complaining and write some nice fiction! By the time I’ve finished the last jlnathan, I have either strongly enjoyed or strongly hated my time with a book.

Een essaybundel hoeft geen consistent onderwerp te hebben, maar vraagt toch om enige samenhang. But he is no slouch on the extra-curricular writing front, and this is his second essay collection. These essays are exemplary instances of reader-friendly criticism in that they can be studied profitably even by people unfamiliar with the works in question.

So many sentences seem ftanzen. Modern gadgetry is a constant ailment in this collection. He has next to no sympathy frwnzen the numerous manifestations of afiera popular culture and how they almost inevitably leave us feeling empty, unhappy, and less alive as people.

Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen – review

Certain themes keep cropping up too. Clearly he doesn’t have an editor because there is no theme, nothing that ties then all together.


As an environmentalist I enjoyed listening to this, though you can acknowledge that not everyone cares. Friday 09 November Devoid of purpose on the island, his mind races. I’ll almost certainly read his next novel but I have no interest in Franzen the person or Franzen the non-fiction writer.


At times, I felt like a crusty English teacher, urging her student to make me feel why saving endangered bird species or whatever other cause is meaningful. One way or another, the essays in Farther Away are attempts to enlarge the place where literature, and the responsiveness to it, can be preserved.

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Overall, I couldn’t connect with Franzen’s writin Most books I read usually elicit a strong reaction jomathan me. Most people won’t care for about at least half of it.

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