Jonathan Franzen is unspeakably irritating

March 7, 2012

I can’t hope to come up with a better title, stolen from a tweet by Marc Parry, about this report of Franzen’s ressentiment against the digital.

Twitter is unspeakably irritating. Twitter stands for everything I oppose…it’s hard to cite facts or create an argument in 140 characters…it’s like if Kafka had decided to make a video semaphoring The Metamorphosis.

Brilliant people seem to me to have an increased tendency to think that the world, on both a theoretical and a material level, corresponds with astonishing exactitude to their own cognitive processes.


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