Review: Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen meditates on marriage and mobiles in these largely brilliant essays.

I’d heard that the title essay of Jonathan Franzen’s new collection was about his punishing experiences on a rough and tiny island. Some of what happened there is by now well known. The inhabitants of this island welcomed him by printing the wrong version of his novel Freedom, necessitating the pulping of its entire first print run. Read more…