Anonymous said: I love J. Franz a ton, but you are so super freaky.

Um, thanks for crushing my spirit I guess?

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amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote - Jonathan Franzen

amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote - Jonathan Franzen

Someone please nominate Jonathan Franzen for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

God’s favorite literary angel turns 55 today.

God’s favorite literary angel turns 55 today.

gwyon:

If The Recognitions is the most difficult book Jonathan Franzen has ever voluntarily read, then it would seem that there are a lot of good books that Jonathan Franzen has missed out on voluntarily reading.


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 

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

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