Anderson on Franzen’s Freedom: ‘A Work of Total Genius’


In next week's issue of New York, book critic Sam Anderson says that while Jonathan Franzen's new Freedom might, from a distance, seem boring and not much different from 2001's The Corrections, it's actually "a work of total genius: a reminder both of why everyone got so excited about Franzen in the first place and of the undeniable magic — even today, in our digital end-times — of the old-timey literary novel." [NYM]