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Jonathan Franzen

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Patty believed that parents have a duty to teach their children how to recognize reality when they see it.

— Jonathan Franzen

#page- #freedom

Nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people.

— Jonathan Franzen

#co-dependence #divorce #idealism #idealists #marriage

The personality susceptible to the dream of limitless freedom is a personality also prone, should the dream ever sour, to misanthropy and rage.

— Jonathan Franzen

#personality #dreams

It’s great that a song now costs exactly the same as a pack of gum and lasts exactly the same amount of time before it loses its flavour and you have to spend another buck.

— Jonathan Franzen

#mp #music

But she was seventeen now and not actually dumb. She knew that you could love somebody more than anything and still not love the person all that much, if you were busy with other things.

— Jonathan Franzen


Fiction is a solution, the best solution, to the problem of existential solitude.

— Jonathan Franzen

#writing-inspiration #writing-philosophy #inspirational

It's doubtful that anyone with an internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction.

— Jonathan Franzen


Reading enables me to maintain a sense of something substantive– my ethical integrity, my intellectual integrity.

— Jonathan Franzen

#integrity #isolation #reading #self-knowledge #social-change

This evening I begin a notebook. If anyone reads this, I trust they will forgive my overuse of "I". I can't stop it. I'm writing this.

— Jonathan Franzen

#i #forgiveness

Brooklyn was like Philadelphia made better by its proximity to Manhattan.

— Jonathan Franzen


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It has very little to do with democracy or the will of the people. In recent years Franzen has become recognized for his purveyance of opinions on everything from social networking services such as Twitter ("the ultimate irresponsible medium") and the proliferation of e-books ("just not permanent enough") to the disintegration of Europe ("The people making the decisions in Europe are bankers. The Corrections soon became one of the decade's best-selling works of literary fiction.

His most recent novel Freedom (2010) led to a controversial appearance on the cover of Time magazine alongside the headline "Great American Novelist". Jonathan Earl Franzen (born August 17 1959) is an American novelist and essayist. His 2001 novel The Corrections a sprawling satirical family drama drew widespread critical acclaim earned Franzen a National Book Award was a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist a James Tait Black Memorial Prize and a shortlisting for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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