Jonathan Franzen makes a video
partially about why he doesn't like making videos.
posted by anothermug
on Aug 16, 2010 -
In her essay, The Naked and the Conflicted
, Katie Roiphe compares the directly sexual writing of Roth, Mailer, and Updike with the more timid approach adopted by America's new batch of male novelists. "We denounce the Great Male Novelists of the last century for their sexism. But something has been lost now that innocence is more fashionable than virility, the cuddle preferable to sex." [SLNYT]
posted by billysumday
on Jan 2, 2010 -
Le Conversazioni: Last summer
a group of writers including David Foster Wallace, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Franzen, and Jeffrey Eugenides gathered on the Isle of Capri to discuss language and identity. This year's lineup
includes Ethan Coen, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Claire Messud, and Chuck Palahniuk.
posted by mattbucher
on May 31, 2007 -
'Runaway': Alice's Wonderland
Knockout of a book review by wonderful writer about a marvelous author:
I want to circle around Alice Munro's latest marvel, "Runaway," by taking some guesses at why her excellence so dismayingly exceeds her fame."
posted by Postroad
on Nov 13, 2004 -
Trouble brewing in the Oprah Book Club.
So Jonathan Franzen's critically-acclaimed "The Corrections" is selected by Oprah for her book club - meaning hundreds of thousands in sales, increased publicity, etc. He says "no thanks, you schmaltzy, woman-pandering, literary-wannabe hack." Well, not exactly... (nyt link)
posted by conquistador
on Oct 24, 2001 -