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John Freeman

John Freeman appears in the following:

Rewriting The Self In Gass' Dense, Difficult 'Middle C'

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

William H. Gass' fiction has been a secret handshake among brainy readers for years. Critics universally adored The Tunnel, his 1995 opus, even though it was nearly impossible to read. With Middle C, Gass has given us another dense, suffocating novel about language and the self.

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The Best Young Spanish-Language Writers

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spanish writers Andres Barba and Javier Montes and Granta editor John Freeman discuss the state of fiction in the Spanish-speaking world. Granta’s issue The Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists, showcases of 22 of the finest young writers in the Spanish-speaking world, and includes writers from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia.

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The Tyranny of E-mail

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The average corporate worker receives upwards of two hundred e-mails per day. It’s predicted that by 2011, there will be 3.2 billion e-mail users. John Freeman, one of America's preeminent literary critics and editor of Granta, talks about the nature of correspondence through the ages and looks at the constant ...

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Why Are Book Reviews Disappearing?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Over the past five years, newspapers across the country have cut down on, and even eliminated, book reviews. We ask why book review sections are disappearing, and what it means for readers and writers. John Freeman, president of the National Book Critics Circle, joins literary agent Steve Wasserman, ...

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