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Jonathan FranzenNew Novel reviewed

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#1 leonid17


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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:54 PM

Having had a moratorium for the last 10 years on new novels, while I catch up with 18th and 19th century works, the following Telegraph review did however catch my eye, intrigued me and I thought of my American balletalk co-posters.


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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:05 PM

His new book (Freedom) has gotten rave reviews here in the U.S.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:17 PM

Thanks so much for posting this, leonid. I was unable to get through 'The Corrections' myself but would be interested to hear from others who have read more of Franzen.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:53 PM

Kathleen O'Connell wrote in another thread:

I'm trying to get through Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, but I must confess that I eagerly lay it aside for something--anything--else the slightest provocation. I didn't get the fuss over The Corrections and I get the fuss over Freedom even less. I'm in that sour place of being determined to finish it just so I can gripe about it with impunity.

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