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Self-Deprecating Condescension – “Freedom: A Novel”, Jonathan Franzen

October 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Self-Deprecating Condescension – “Freedom: A Novel”, Jonathan Franzen · Psychology

There were people with whom her style of self-deprecation didn’t sit well—who detected a kind of condescension in it, as if Patty, in exaggerating her own minor defects, were too obviously trying to spare the feelings of less accomplished homemakers.

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