Farther Away

Jonathan Franzen’s best seller Freedom was the most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st...

In ‘Purity,’ Jonathan Franzen Dismantles the Deception of Idealism

Jonathan Franzen's latest novel unfolds between multiple characters across time and geography, connected by a theme named in its title: Purity. Jeffrey Brown visits the author on...

The Corrections: A Novel

The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century--a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost fifty years as...

The Discomfort Zone A Personal History

Daring, honest, and written with the comic scrutiny and unqualified affection that marks Franzen's fiction, The Discomfort Zone tells of the formation of one young mind in the...