Jonathan Franzen Interviewed in Interview Magazine

Jonathan Franzen Interviewed in Interview Magazine

Jonathan Franzen Is Battle- Ready for the End of the World “I grew up in the middle of the country in the middle of the golden age of the American middle class,” Jonathan Franzen wrote in a 2006 autobiographical essay. While so much cultural pioneering of this new...
Crossroads Reviewed in The Atlantic

Crossroads Reviewed in The Atlantic

Jonathan Franzen’s Best Book Yet At last he’s put aside the pyrotechnics and gone all in on his great theme: the American family. “Jonathan franzen writes big books about small lives. This may sound like a curious characterization of a writer who has sweated to...
The Church of Jonathan Franzen

The Church of Jonathan Franzen

In “Crossroads,” bad decisions and bad faith weigh down the characters—and propel the novel to startling heights. A rabbi, a preacher, and a drug dealer walk into a Christmas party. This is not the setup to a joke; it is the setup to a pivotal scene in “Crossroads,”...
Crossroads Reviewed in The New York Times

Crossroads Reviewed in The New York Times

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Crossroads,’ a Mellow, ’70s-Era Heartbreaker That Starts a Trilogy Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, “Crossroads,” is the first in a projected trilogy, which is reason to be wary. Good trilogies rarely announce themselves as such at the start. And the...