Wolcott To Franzen – Get Over Yourself

Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections sold more than 2 million copies last year. James Wolcott thinks that for that reason and many others, Franzen should stop whining. “Franzen’s book presents the portrait of a man who can’t leave being alone well enough alone. For someone who repeatedly strikes a Garbo pose in print, he puts a lot of low-key effort into refining his identity.”