**Live Jonathan Franzen Twitter Hate Stream**
Reading books by Jonathan Franzen has been replaced by reading love/hate pieces about Jonathan Franzen.
For reasons beyond my normal brain, he has become a lightning rod so to speak of all everything that is right and wrong about literature RIGHT NOW, partially fueled by jealously, I guess, partially fueled by his privileges, partially fueled by his own grandiose attempts to encompass large societal problems into something like a “great american novel.” (((WHY IS THAT A TERM ANYWAY???))).
But why as a person that reads books I feel that I need an opinion on this person? On his writing?
In his newest novel, he focuses on a young person named Purity (Pip) who is only 23 or so (((YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK HAVE YOU?))). It’s odd for him to pick a character like that, because Franzen has been pretty open about his disdain for Twitter and seems to be technological luddite. I mean, this is a purported professional video about how he hates videos about novels.