Posts Tagged: freedom
The point is not to rank inflammatory books like game highlights. It’s to remind readers that information hasn’t always been free, and that we have librarians to thank for its freedom.
From Freedom to Purity, there’s no denying the man likes his themes. Over at Flavorwire, Jonathon Sturgeon reviews Jonathan Franzen’s forthcoming novel:
Does Franzen truly believe his readers need to hear that the world is impure?
For another take on Purity, check out Alden Jones’s Rumpus review of the novel here....more
Bibliophysicists now speculate that no less than three parallel versions of Jonathan Franzen can coexist at any given moment, and the variant, some say, could be much higher. This assortment of Franzens—and how readers interpret them—can make an impartial reading of his work problematic....more
Yvonne is the craftiest farm animal to evade slaughter since Wilbur.
After this six-year old German cow ran away en route to the slaughterhouse back in May, she’s been on the loose, making headlines, garnering sympathy from the public and once running into a police car before making yet another seamless getaway....more
“I do not believe that apparent authoritative literary voices of validation would ever make such a grand claim about a novel written by a woman. I say this because I believe there are many novels by women that are about the same sort of world as presented in Freedom....more
Introduced by author Chuck Kinder, Lorin Stein talks with the book review editor of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and chats about Freedom and the future of the publishing industry....more
“If your task is to push out the boundaries, and open up the universe, you cannot do that by sitting safely in the middle of the room. If you want to push out the borders, you have to actually go to the borders and push against them....more
Update: SOLD OUT. SORRY 🙁...more