Camilla Nelson, "Life Liberty Happiness and Jonathan Franzen's Freedom" Australasian Journal of American Studies, Dec 2013, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p1-12.
This essay explores the relationship between happiness and the American liberal project as it features in Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. It investigates the ways in which the idea of happiness is structured by, and inscribed within, the form and origins of the social novel, with consequences for the novelist and the wider culture.
Jonathan Franzen, freedom (Book), happiness in literature, liberty in literature, Leo Tolstoy, American literature, John Stuart Mill