Jonathan Franzen’s 2011 Kenyon commencement speech, published this weekend in the New York Times, covers love, consumerism, and narcissism in the digital age. If you’re concerned with critical reception, looks like you’re not a creator of “serious art and literature,” in Franzen’s eyes.
James Johnson was an intern for The Millions, managing social media. He is a student at The New School, Eugene Lang College, and lives in the East Village.
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