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The Republic of Bad Taste

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  • Title: The Republic of Bad Taste
  • Author: Jonathan Franzen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 483
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      Published :2018-09-13T11:24:45+00:00

    1 thought on “The Republic of Bad Taste

    1. Shockingling weak, even amateurish short story. Compare it to Adam Johnson's work on North Korea - Franzen looks like he's read a couple of newspaper articles about the latter days of East Germany, and that's all. Nothing feels authentic about the locale. The love story is absurd, not in the sense that love can be irrational, but it just happens in this story, we're just told about it, violating the rule "show me, don't tell me." Franzen just tells us love has happened. He tells us a girl is bea [...]

    2. Tragi-comic murder story seeped in old school romance, mended with narratives of modern history. Where else, but in a Jonathan Franzen excerpt.

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