Today's Baudelaires are hip-hop artists.
Voices in the Wilderness (The Guardian, Saturday 28 September 2002)
Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular.Jonathan Franzen
An ink bottle, which now seems impossibly quaint, was still thinkable as a symbol in 1970.Jonathan Franzen
It'sthe fate of most Ping-Pong tables in home basements eventually to serve the ends of other, more desperate games.Jonathan Franzen
Just as the camera draws a stake through the heart of serious portraiture, television has killed the novel of social reportage.Jonathan Franzen
As with all forms of liberation, of which the liberation of women is only one example, it is easy to suppose in a time of freedom that the darker days of repression can never come again.Jonathan Franzen