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FARTHER AWAY: Essays

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Further dispatches from one of contemporary literature's most dependable talents.Franzen (Freedom, 2010, etc.) returns with a nonfiction collection that includes book reviews, reportage and personal reflections on such topics as the social scourge of cell phones and the pleasures of bird-watching, but the collection as a whole is haunted by the author's relationship with David Foster Wallace, a ... Read full review

Review: Farther Away: Essays

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Harvey Freedenberg

Anyone familiar with the dustup surrounding Oprah Winfrey's selection and rejection of Jonathan Franzen's novel, THE CORRECTIONS, in 2001 will recognize the prickliness of its author in this impressively diverse collection of essays and journalism, written mainly in the first decade of the 21st century. His is an incisive, wideranging intelligence, but it comes with a substantial dose of ... Read full review

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