Franzen, Jonathan How to be Alone

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How to be Alone

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Passionate, independent-minded nonfiction from the international bestselling author of ‘The Corrections’.

Jonathan Franzen's ‘Freedom’ was the literary sensation of 2010, whilst ‘The Corrections’ was the best-loved and most written-about novel the previous decade. ‘How to be Alone’, is a collection of the personal essays and painstaking, often humorous reportage that have earned Franzen a wide and loyal readership, including what has come to be known as 'The Harper's Essay', Franzen's controversial 1996 look at the fate of the novel. From the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, from his father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease to a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author, each piece wrestles with Franzen's familiar themes: the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness, in postmodern imperial America.

These collected essays record what Franzen calls 'a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance – even a celebration – of being a reader and a writer.' They voice a wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of the sharpest, toughest-minded, and most entertaining social critics at work today.

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‘Compelling and invigorating.’
The Times

‘A passionate and compelling piece of work … Each page is studded with irresistible writing which leaves you breathless for more. Franzen’s strength is his ability to combine a rigorous intellectual appraoch with an upbeat energy, using language which touches the heart as surely as the head.’
Time Out

‘Oprah was right. Franzen is conflicted. That’s what makes him a trustworthy, sceptical essayist.’
FT

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Jonathan Franzen is the author of THE TWENTY- SEVENTH, STRONG MOTION and THE CORRECTIONS. His fiction and nonfiction appear frequently in the NEW YORKER and HARPER’S, and he was named one of the best American novelists under forty by GRANTA and the NEW YORKER. He lives in New York City.

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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Passionate, independent-minded nonfiction from the international bestselling author of The Corrections . Jonathan Franzen s Freedom was the literary sensation of 2010, whilst The Corrections was the best-loved and most written-about novel the previous decade. How to be Alone , is a collection of the personal essays and painstaking, often humorous reportage that have earned Franzen a wide and loyal readership, including what has come to be known as The Harper s Essay , Franzen s controversial 1996 look at the fate of the novel. From the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, from his father s struggle with Alzheimer s disease to a rueful account of Franzen s brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author, each piece wrestles with Franzen s familiar themes: the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness, in postmodern imperial America. These collected essays record what Franzen calls a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance - even a celebration - of being a reader and a writer. They voice a wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of the sharpest, toughest-minded, and most entertaining social critics at work today. Codice libro della libreria AA89780007153589

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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Passionate, independent-minded nonfiction from the international bestselling author of The Corrections . Jonathan Franzen s Freedom was the literary sensation of 2010, whilst The Corrections was the best-loved and most written-about novel the previous decade. How to be Alone , is a collection of the personal essays and painstaking, often humorous reportage that have earned Franzen a wide and loyal readership, including what has come to be known as The Harper s Essay , Franzen s controversial 1996 look at the fate of the novel. From the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, from his father s struggle with Alzheimer s disease to a rueful account of Franzen s brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author, each piece wrestles with Franzen s familiar themes: the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness, in postmodern imperial America. These collected essays record what Franzen calls a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance - even a celebration - of being a reader and a writer. They voice a wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of the sharpest, toughest-minded, and most entertaining social critics at work today. Codice libro della libreria AA89780007153589

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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, How to be Alone, Jonathan Franzen, Passionate, independent-minded nonfiction from the international bestselling author of 'The Corrections'. Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' was the literary sensation of 2010, whilst 'The Corrections' was the best-loved and most written-about novel the previous decade. 'How to be Alone', is a collection of the personal essays and painstaking, often humorous reportage that have earned Franzen a wide and loyal readership, including what has come to be known as 'The Harper's Essay', Franzen's controversial 1996 look at the fate of the novel. From the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, from his father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease to a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author, each piece wrestles with Franzen's familiar themes: the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness, in postmodern imperial America. These collected essays record what Franzen calls 'a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance - even a celebration - of being a reader and a writer.' They voice a wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of the sharpest, toughest-minded, and most entertaining social critics at work today. Codice libro della libreria B9780007153589

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