Published on April 24th, 2012, Farther Away is an eclectic collection of essays by American writer Jonathan Franzen, a winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize among many other prestigious awards.
A New York Times reviewer wrote about Farther Away: "The struggle to be a good human being, against the pulls of solipsism and narcissism, can be glimpsed in every page of these essays, which if nothing else offer a telling battle report from within the consciousness of one of our major novelists.” This compilation of Franzen’s essays cover a variety of topics, but key among them are the themes of morality and ethics against primal, and in many times immoral human urges. The table of contents includes critically acclaimed stories “Pain Won’t Kill You”, “Farther Away”, “The Greatest Family Ever Storied”, and “Love Letters”, among many more, each one standing out in its own unique manner.
TIME magazine headlined Jonathan Franzen as a “Great American Novelist”. The eminent collection Farther Away truly demonstrates Franzen at his most poignant and thought-provoking, with his essays indicating a intellectual fluency in a large number of profound subjects.