Essays on Jonathan Franzen’s Latest Book and His First

By Andrew Winer, Nina MartyrisSeptember 22, 2013

Essays on Jonathan Franzen’s Latest Book and His First

The Kraus Project by Jonathan Franzen

A look at Jonathan Franzen’s latest book and his first on its 25th anniversary.

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OUR DISTRACTION: Franzen’s Kraus Project




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BROWN NOISE: Franzen’s Sirens of the Subcontinent 



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Andrew Winer is the author of the novels The Marriage Artist (Henry Holt & Picador) and The Color Midnight Made, which was a national bestseller. He was educated in computer science and visual art, and practiced both disciplines in New York City before turning to writing. Other work of his has been published in philosophical journals.  He is Chair of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. Married to author Charmaine Craig, he is completing a new novel about American religion and politics.

Nina Martyris has written for several publications including The Times of India, The Guardian, The New RepublicSlateSalon and The Millions.


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