Franzen vs. Rushdie: To tweet or not to tweet

September 17, 2013

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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