The Controversy Over Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom," in Comic Form

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Jonathan Franzen's latest novel, Freedom has inspired a range of strong responses in the month since it was released. The New York Times loved it; The Atlantic hated it; In Her Shoes author Jennifer Weiner hated that the New York Times loved it; Oprah assigned it to her book club.

The book has inspired enough drama to fill a whole new novel ... or at least a comic strip. And that's exactly what comics writer Evil Wylie has done with "Emperor Franzen," a comic that dramatizes the Freedom controversy. Here are the first few frames:

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See the whole comic at The Rumpus.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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