The art of fiction 207: Jonathan Franzen

Burn, S.J. (2010) The art of fiction 207: Jonathan Franzen. Paris Review, 195, pp. 38-79.

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Abstract

Jonathan Franzen’s fiction bears the mark of a Midwest upbringing, his books preoccupied with quiet lives nurtured there and broken apart by contact with the rest of the world. But four long novels into an unusually public ­career, Franzen now moves about the country quite a bit, living most of the year in New York, where he writes in an office overlooking busy 125th Street, and some of it in a leafy community on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, where I met him just a few days before his most recent novel, Freedom, was released.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burn, Dr Stephen
Authors: Burn, S.J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Paris Review
ISSN:0031-2037

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