Vollmann’s closest literary friend is Franzen, though, as he was sad to admit, they hadn’t been in touch in some time. Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.

Tom Bissell, “You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann” | The New Republic, July 22, 2014

Vollmann’s closest literary friend is Franzen, though, as he was sad to admit, they hadn’t been in touch in some time. Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.

Tom Bissell, “You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann” | The New Republic, July 22, 2014

Jonathan Franzen mentioned in Edan Lepucki’s new novel ‘California’

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A Bereavement sounds more like an Ian McEwan novel though.

Die yuppie scum!

Die yuppie scum!

Caught reading his own book again…

Caught reading his own book again…

Brilliant tweet by Patricia Lockwood

Brilliant tweet by Patricia Lockwood

If you stare at this long enough, you will know the wisdom of the universe.

nogodlikeabook:

Jonathan Franzen is so overrated that he’s underrated.

Obsessively blogging about Jonathan Franzen via a medium he probably hates even more than Twitter.*

Franzen

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