Wharton piece ignites responses

We couldn’t help noticing that Jonathan Franzen’s recent piece about Edith Wharton in The New Yorker set off a firestorm of responses, with bloggers taking issue with what they considered misdirected critiques of her physical characteristics, personality, and lifestyle. Here are a few:

Girls Like Giants

The Rejectionist

Quel Alexandra Dit 

The Kenyon Review

Stephanie Vandrick Reads

Ph.D. Octopus

What’s your take?

 

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