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On the Web Thu Apr 14 2011

"Like" New Yorker, Read Franzen

More for those of you who are interested in the posthumous David Foster Wallace publication (or if you just really like Jonathan Franzen's writing [I know I do]): the New Yorker is offering the opportunity for you to read one of their subscriber-only pieces online. Franzen's essay, "Farther Away," is about his solo journey to an island in the South Pacific where he took with him a copy of Robinson Crusoe and, to help himself mourn his friend's passing, a box containing some of Wallace's ashes. If you're interested in reading the piece, which the Book Bench calls "gorgeous" and "haunting," all you have to do is "like" the New Yorker's Facebook page and this normally off-limits material will become available to you.

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