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Franzen's Latest Novel: An Ambitious But Tarnished 'Purity'

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of Freedom and the essay collection How To Be Alone. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO hide caption

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Jonathan Franzen On Writing: It's An 'Escape From Everything'

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel, and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. He is pictured above at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in New York City in 2009. Joe Kohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Franzen Tackles Suburban Parenting In 'Freedom'

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel, and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. He is pictured above at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in New York City in 2009. Joe Kohen/Getty Images hide caption

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'Freedom': Franzen's Novel Earns High Praise

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Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2010

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Fair Or Not, 'Freedom' Has Earned Its Accolades

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel, and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. He is pictured above at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in New York City in 2009. Joe Kohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. Greg Martin hide caption

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Feminist 'Franzenfreude' Over Raves For 'Freedom'

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Franzen Enters 'The Discomfort Zone'

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Novelist Jonathan Franzen

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