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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... from social reality. McLaughlin concludes that “post-postmodern” novelists such as Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace are less interested in “self-conscious wordplay and the violation of narrative conventions” (66) than in “representing the world we all more or less share” (66-67) even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
... exemplary American national allegories discussed here all direct their neo-realist gaze toward essentially economic questions. Philipp Meyer’s American Rust (2009) explores the prospects of unemployed young men in the former steel towns of western Pennsylvania. Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom (2010...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... hypothesis Readers of the New York Times Book Review may recall the hyperbolic praise accorded to Jonathan Franzen in a review of his most recent novel, Freedom (2010). Declaring boldly in the very first sentence that the novel 424 Postmodernism and the Affective Turn is “a masterpiece of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... into high postmodernism— in difficult formal innova­ tion as the defining characteristic o f serious literature (Steiner 427-28). This is not to condemn formally challenging fiction in the name o f some transparent realism, as Tom Wolfe, Dale Peck, and Jonathan Franzen have done,1 but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
... thanks to his comparatist approach—both a reformulation of the ethnic canon and a convincing new paradigm for contemporary fiction per se. I’d be interested to see, for instance, what Lee makes of Jonathan Franzen’s The Twenty-Seventh City, a 1988 novel whose incredibly strange...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 218–223.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... The borders between high, middle, and low remain porous, no matter how well policed by literary Minutemen such as Jonathan Franzen, whose battle with the “middlebrow” institution of Oprah Winfrey’s book club is documented here. There is no opposite of popular fiction. In fact, Fran...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Russell Banks, and Jonathan 682 Review Franzen—suffers his own brand of spatial or regional angst, which is put in the service of literary experiments that generate interesting variants of the regional cosmopolitan ideal to which Arthur subscribes. Violet America is a peculiar work in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
... friend 333 Paul Giles Jonathan Franzen, author o f The Corrections, w ho has a similar academic background in science (Everything and More 306), and o f course Infinite Jest also plays knowingly with the idea o f infinity as a rhetorical trope with wider applications beyond pure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... characters remains in varying degrees of question in a number of important post-boomer novels, among which include Richard Pow- ers’s Gain (1998), Jennifer Egan’s Look at Me (2001), Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections (2001), and Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days (2001), as well as various texts by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... ubiquity of transnational corporations and increasing commodification o f the world’s cultures gave rise to fears about the impending demise o f literary innova­ tion. As Jonathan Franzen lamented in a controversial 1996 article: T he world o f the present is a world in w hich the rich...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... (2005), novelists such as John Barth, Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, and Jonathan Franzen are the forever late followers of James Joyce or William Faulkner. Drawing on a special double issue of Twentieth-Century Literature , “Postmodernism, Then” (2011), the editors have sought not so much to reconcile the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Quarterly Concern’s emo-sincerity, the ethnic bildungsroman’s emphasis on multicultural identity as upward mobility, Jonathan Franzen’s social realism, n+1’s enthusiastic recuperation of “high” cultural critique, novelists such as Michael Chabon’s heartfelt embrace of genre fiction, and the memoir’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... never been explicitly preoccupied with philosophical questions; her work is not intellectualized in the manner, say, of Richard Powers or Jonathan Franzen, her close contemporaries. And I make no claim that these questions about the ontological status of fiction were floating around in her head...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013