Corrections in “The Corrections.”

In my recent re-read of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, I made it a point to note all of the times “corrections” (or a close derivation) appeared in the text. While, obviously, the book’s title has many implications beyond the reoccurrence of “corrections”—I’m being slightly reductive, since the entire book is imbued with how we try to fix […]

The Madness of The Corrections Coming Through.

Over at The Atlantic, author Benjamin Nugent shares a few insights from a re-reading of The Corrections, and how he thought reading Franzen again would be like revisiting a McCartney tune: I reread The Corrections this year and realized that while I once needed Franzen to be my Paul, an exemplar of old realist virtues like clarity […]

Talking Covers: Freedom.

Now this is a nifty site: Talking Covers has agglomerated the stories of several book covers, most interestingly (to me)  Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. From the photographer of the cerulean warbler on the cover: The bird on the cover was photographed in a southeastern Ohio state forest, not far from the West Virginia coal fields featured in […]