aug 19 2010

Jonathan Franzen…


…har precis släppt sin nya bok Freedom. New York Times recensent Michiko Kakutani är lyrisk, och den 55-åriga damen brukar ha koll.

With this book, he’s not only created an unforgettable family, he’s also completed his own transformation from a sharp-elbowed, apocalyptic satirist focused on sending up the socio-economic-political plight of this country into a kind of 19th-century realist concerned with the public and private lives of his characters.

Mr. Franzen has written his most deeply felt novel yet — a novel that turns out to be both a compelling biography of a dysfunctional family and an indelible portrait of our times.