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11th Nov '14 4:11:18 PM MarkLungo
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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''Literature/TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity, although more people [[OvershadowedByControversy may be familiar with Franzen's "feud" with Oprah]] than the actual novel. Regardless, ''The Corrections'' became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, ''Literature/{{Freedom}}'', was met with similar praise.

In addition to his novels, Franzen has published a collection of essays, ''Literature/HowToBeAlone'', a memoir, ''Literature/TheDiscomfortZone'', and, most recently, ''Literature/FartherAway'', another essay collection. He has also published various short pieces, fiction and non-fiction, throughout his career, along with a [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage translation of the German play]] ''Frühlings Erwachen'', perhaps better known as ''SpringAwakening''.

Franzen was a close friend of Creator/DavidFosterWallace; he at times [[WordOfSaintPaul interprets/fills in the blanks on Wallace's work]], which is at times divisive but is also at times impossible to ignore (being a confidant of Wallace, he is well-positioned to talk about Wallace's quasi-autobiographical short fiction).

His books include:
[[index]]
* ''Literature/TheTwentySeventhCity''
* ''Literature/StrongMotion''
* ''Literature/TheCorrections''
* ''Literature/{{Freedom}}''
* ''Literature/HowToBeAlone''
* ''Literature/TheDiscomfortZone''
[[/index]]
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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''Literature/TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity, although more people [[OvershadowedByControversy may be familiar with Franzen's "feud" with Oprah]] than the actual novel. Regardless, ''The Corrections'' became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, ''Literature/{{Freedom}}'', was met with similar praise.

In addition to his novels, Franzen has published a collection of essays, ''Literature/HowToBeAlone'', a memoir, ''Literature/TheDiscomfortZone'', and, most recently, ''Literature/FartherAway'', another essay collection. He has also published various short pieces, fiction and non-fiction, throughout his career, along with a [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage translation of the German play]] ''Frühlings Erwachen'', perhaps better known as ''SpringAwakening''.

Franzen was a close friend of Creator/DavidFosterWallace; he at times [[WordOfSaintPaul interprets/fills in the blanks on Wallace's work]], which is at times divisive but is also at times impossible to ignore (being a confidant of Wallace, he is well-positioned to talk about Wallace's quasi-autobiographical short fiction).

His books include:
[[index]]
* ''Literature/TheTwentySeventhCity''
* ''Literature/StrongMotion''
* ''Literature/TheCorrections''
* ''Literature/{{Freedom}}''
* ''Literature/HowToBeAlone''
* ''Literature/TheDiscomfortZone''
[[/index]]
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29th Dec '13 1:25:30 PM JIKTV
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Franzen was a close friend of Creator/DavidFosterWallace; he at times [[WordOfStPaul interprets/fills in the blanks on Wallace's work]], which is at times divisive but is also at times impossible to ignore (being a confidant of Wallace, he is well-positioned to talk about Wallace's quasi-autobiographical short fiction).

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Franzen was a close friend of Creator/DavidFosterWallace; he at times [[WordOfStPaul [[WordOfSaintPaul interprets/fills in the blanks on Wallace's work]], which is at times divisive but is also at times impossible to ignore (being a confidant of Wallace, he is well-positioned to talk about Wallace's quasi-autobiographical short fiction).
22nd Dec '13 9:50:47 PM nombretomado
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Franzen was a close friend of DavidFosterWallace; he at times [[WordOfStPaul interprets/fills in the blanks on Wallace's work]], which is at times divisive but is also at times impossible to ignore (being a confidant of Wallace, he is well-positioned to talk about Wallace's quasi-autobiographical short fiction).

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Franzen was a close friend of DavidFosterWallace; Creator/DavidFosterWallace; he at times [[WordOfStPaul interprets/fills in the blanks on Wallace's work]], which is at times divisive but is also at times impossible to ignore (being a confidant of Wallace, he is well-positioned to talk about Wallace's quasi-autobiographical short fiction).
29th Jul '13 9:43:58 PM karstovich2
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Franzen was a close friend of DavidFosterWallace.

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Franzen was a close friend of DavidFosterWallace.DavidFosterWallace; he at times [[WordOfStPaul interprets/fills in the blanks on Wallace's work]], which is at times divisive but is also at times impossible to ignore (being a confidant of Wallace, he is well-positioned to talk about Wallace's quasi-autobiographical short fiction).
7th Apr '13 6:42:54 PM Xtifr
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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity, although more people [[OvershadowedByControversy may be familiar with Franzen's "feud" with Oprah]] than the actual novel. Regardless, ''The Corrections'' became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, ''Literature/{{Freedom}}'', was met with similar praise.

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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''TheCorrections'', ''Literature/TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity, although more people [[OvershadowedByControversy may be familiar with Franzen's "feud" with Oprah]] than the actual novel. Regardless, ''The Corrections'' became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, ''Literature/{{Freedom}}'', was met with similar praise.
7th Apr '13 6:41:24 PM Xtifr
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* ''TheCorrections''

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* ''TheCorrections''''Literature/TheCorrections''
9th Sep '12 4:40:50 PM polymath
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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity. It became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, ''Literature/{{Freedom}}'', was met with similar praise.

In addition to his novels, Franzen has published a collection of essays, ''Literature/HowToBeAlone'', and a memoir, ''Literature/TheDiscomfortZone''.

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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity. It popularity, although more people [[OvershadowedByControversy may be familiar with Franzen's "feud" with Oprah]] than the actual novel. Regardless, ''The Corrections'' became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, ''Literature/{{Freedom}}'', was met with similar praise.

In addition to his novels, Franzen has published a collection of essays, ''Literature/HowToBeAlone'', and a memoir, ''Literature/TheDiscomfortZone''.
''Literature/TheDiscomfortZone'', and, most recently, ''Literature/FartherAway'', another essay collection. He has also published various short pieces, fiction and non-fiction, throughout his career, along with a [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage translation of the German play]] ''Frühlings Erwachen'', perhaps better known as ''SpringAwakening''.

Franzen was a close friend of DavidFosterWallace.
1st Dec '11 4:06:07 PM Falco
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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity. It became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, Literature/{{Freedom}}, was met with similar praise.

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Jonathan Franzen is a widely lauded author of American literary fiction who has written four novels. His third book, ''TheCorrections'', launched him into the stratosphere in terms of popularity. It became a best seller, won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and is considered to be the best book of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]]. His fourth novel, Literature/{{Freedom}}, ''Literature/{{Freedom}}'', was met with similar praise.
1st Dec '11 7:58:05 AM movie007
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