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Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections: Ethics of Complexity
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This paper examines Jonathan Franzen's particular version of realism in The Corrections in terms of a number of seminal concerns including the discourse of ethics, cognition, and social minds. As a (post-)postmodern writer, Jonathan Franzen conflates contemporaneity, timelessness, placelessness and nonbelonging of his time with naturalism's determinism and realism's detailed description to offer a new version of realism called neorealism or, in his own words, tragic realism. Central to this newdoi:10.17576/gema-2018-1804-12 fatcat:s4ynlt3w4zgxfjvnpbdjavex5i