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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kakutani Strikes Again

From Slate's round-up of news coverage in the American media:

...NYT book critic Michiko Kakutani's review of Jonathan Franzen's new memoir, The Discomfort Zone, is really worth a look. A sampling of the adjectives employed: "odious," "petulant," "pompous," "overwhelmingly self-absorbed," "incredibly annoying," "mean-spirited," "self-important and self-promoting," "solipsistic," and "doomed."

This is from the second paragraph of the review: "...Mr. Franzen turns his unforgiving eye on himself and succeeds in giving us an odious self-portrait of the artist as a young jackass..."

Oh, boy.


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