Maybe Jonathan Franzen will get over it too, eventually, but at the moment he thinks we’re doomed, and all we can do is little things to slow the apocalypse down a bit, and relish the brief time we have left.
The distinguished American novelist and essayist has a piece in the current issue of The New Yorker entitled ‘What If We Stopped Pretending?’ Stop pretending that the climate apocalypse is not going to sweep us all away, he means. As he writes: 'to prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it.'
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LONDON, U.K.—Jonathan Franzen has finally seen the light. Unfortunately, it has blinded him.
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