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Just when you thought it was safe, more Franzen.

There is a “Franzenfreude” comic over at the Rumpus and a fresh interview up on The Guardian in which he talks about David Foster Wallace’s death and jokes about the whole Great American Novelist thing.

Post Scriptum- In fairness, considering the slight degree of player hating and general media fatigue in regard to Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel that has taken place on this site, I just finished and wholeheartedly recommend Freedom. Aside from occasioning toward jackass in very public forums and somebody placing the text “Great American Novelist” due southeast of him on a magazine cover, the guy wrote a good book.


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Amy Lawless in Deathmatch, NYC!

Amy Lawless in a Literary Death Match hosted by Opium Magazine’s Todd Zuniga.

New York City’s most unlucky LDM yet (Ep. 13) will make its first-ever appearance at Pianos in the Lower East Side. Hosted by Todd Zuniga and super-agent Erin Hosier, the lineup boasts Heidi Julavits (The Uses of Enchantment) Cheryl Wagner (Plenty Enough Suck to Go Around), Amy Lawless (Noctis Licentia), B.C. Edwards (Evitative), all to be judged by Richard Lawson (Gawker) and many more! Hold thy breath!

Can’t make it? Follow the action live on Twitter (@toddzuniga).

When: Thursday, April 23; Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pianos, Manhattan
158 Ludlow St., (212) 505-3733

Cost: $5

LDM NYC’s 2009 debut was an absolute knockout that saw Cintra Wilson first turn a hostile crowd with her charms, then out-art co-finalist Christopher Monks in a drawing duel like none other. The result: Wilson stole not only the show, but the LDM crown. Want more details? They’re all right here.

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