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Half brainiac hipster, half traditionalist: Jonathan Franzen
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Half brainiac hipster, half traditionalist: Jonathan Franzen

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The Corrections
By Jonathan Franzen
Farrar Straus Giroux, 568 pp., $26
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Franzen hints wonderfully at the mutability of personality in an age of globalized industry. Even if his resort to home-and-hearth verities feels unduly traditional, his vision of emotional terrain overrun by forces both large and small tells us something we need to hear about the late-capitalist self—willfully privatized, but also able to mold that global megaculture to re-create itself in new configurations. Could this be the first great novel of the 21st century?

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