Farther Away: Essays (Google eBook)
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it "a masterpiece of American fiction" and lauded its illumination, "through the steady radiance of its author's profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew."
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Farther Away: EssaysUser Review - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict
Readers of Franzen's monster literary successes, Freedom and The Corrections, know that he holds nothing back in his sharp-eyed assessments of whatever aspect of modern life he chooses to visit. In ... Read full review
Franzen's well-written rats & raves provides interesting insights, yet nothing substantial or noteworthy. J.P. Miller. Cambridge, MA (October 12, 2013)