Farther Away

Farther Away

Farther Away Essays 2013 In this incisive collection of speeches and essays, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recalling his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus,...
The Kraus Project

The Kraus Project

The Kraus Project Essays & Translation 2013 A hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating and farsighted writers in Europe. In his self-published magazine, Die Fackel, Kraus brilliantly attacked the popular media’s...
The Discomfort Zone

The Discomfort Zone

The Discomfort Zone A Personal History 2006 The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen’s tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a “small and fundamentally ridiculous person,” into an adult with strong inconvenient passions. Whether he’s...