On Jonathan Franzen’s Purity

The Nation‘s Jon Baskin offers a perceptive review of Jonathan Franzen’s latest whopper, Purity, which I’m still in the process of reading (it’s a bit of a slog). I’m very happy, given all the praise that Freedom received, that (in passing), he just calls what it is: a “very bad novel.” Purity, as far as I can tell so far, is (as a novel), also very bad…

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