Exclusive Video Q&A with Jonathan Franzen on Freedom and His Characters
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- Jonathan Franzen on competitiveness and society
- Jessica Berglund's (lack of) character development
- Why he named the rock star character Richard Katz
- The success and impact of his novels The Corrections and Freedom
- Richard Katz and Jonathan Franzen's relationship with celebrity
- Was Patty Berglund really sleepwalking?
- Walter Berglund's faith and expectations of Patty
- On his female characters and their relationships
Jonathan Franzen discusses his creative process
Jonathan Franzen on marriage and children in Freedom
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