Franzen vs. Rushdie: To tweet or not to tweet

by Mugdha Wagle on September 17, 2013

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War of Words …. in more than 140 characters!

Salman Rushdie, who had earlier lamented about everyone being offended too much too often, has offended another literary giant with his twittering ways: Jonathan Franzen. Franzen, bestselling American author of Freedom, feels that Rushdie should have "known better" than to "succumb" to Twitter and has said as much, in a collection of essays shortly to be published.
 
Is Rushdie pandering to modern crass commercialism? Or is Franzen an old-fashioned fogey?

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Written by Mugdha Wagle

Kitabi Keeda of the most obsessive sort. When she’s reading something, interrupt her only if you have life insurance! Discovering a fantastic new author can move her to tears. Loves trekking, adores animals and venerates good food (eating it, not cooking it :))!

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