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When I finally gave up any hope of doing anything Quote by Jonathan Franzen When I finally gave up any hope of doing anything representative of the American family, I actually seemed to have tapped into other people's weirdness in that way.
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It's not surprising to see in my own work, Quote by Jonathan Franzen It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it?
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If you're interested in how people behave, if Quote by Jonathan Franzen If you're interested in how people behave, if you're interested in the way they talk about themselves, the way the conceive of themselves, it's very hard to ignore drugs nowadays, because that is so much part of the conversation.
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I wrote two plotted books, got some of the Quote by Jonathan Franzen I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then... it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats.
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I was unwise enough to actually mention this in Quote by Jonathan Franzen I was unwise enough to actually mention this in public a few times, and in fact to point out that there were two versions of the book now. One of them had somebody else's name on the cover, one had my name on the cover.
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I was a late child from my parents, so I grew up Quote by Jonathan Franzen I was a late child from my parents, so I grew up surrounded by people a lot older than me. I think even when I was 21, I felt like I was a 70-year-old man.
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I used to think it was hard to write, and I still Quote by Jonathan Franzen I used to think it was hard to write, and I still find the process more or less unpleasant, but if I know what I'm doing it rattles along, then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly.
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I look at my father, who was in many ways an Quote by Jonathan Franzen I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers.
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I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among Quote by Jonathan Franzen I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among writers who take themselves seriously - and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer.
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We may freak out globally, but we suffer locally.Quote by Jonathan Franzen We may freak out globally, but we suffer locally.
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The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was Quote by Jonathan Franzen The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need.
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