Book Review: Jonathan Franzen’s Purity
The American author despairs tirelessly about the impossibility of morality
Jonathan Franzen once said about his fiction writing that he engages social elements not to reach for the important political novel as much as to complicate the lives of his characters. The investment in the socio-political has been gradually scaled up over the years, and Purity is pure indulgence in this regard. So much so that he greatly expends the humanity and motivations of his characters in service of these elements.
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