The Corrections

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9780007232444: The Corrections

`Intelligent, compellingly readable, funny and above all generous spirited, it is a rare thing, a modern novel with both head and heart' Daily Mail`Funny and deeply sad, large-hearted and merciless, The Corrections is a testament to the range and depth of pleasures great fiction affords' David Foster WallaceAfter fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity, and their children have long since fled for the catastrophes of their own lives. As Alfred's condition worsens and the Lamberts are forced to face their secrets and failures, Enid sets her heart on one last family Christmas.Bringing the old world of civic virtue and sexual inhibition into violent collision with the era of hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare and globalised greed, `The Corrections' confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant interpreters of the American soul.

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Jonathan Franzen's exhilarating novel The Corrections tells a spellbinding story with sexy comic brio, and evokes a quirky family akin to Anne Tyler's, only bitter. Franzen's great at describing Christmas homecomings gone awry, cruise-ship follies, self-deluded academics, breast-obsessed screenwriters, stodgy old farts and edgy Tribeca bohemians equally at sea in their lives, and the mad, bad, dangerous worlds of the Internet boom and the fissioning post-Soviet East.

All five members of the Lambert family get their due, as everybody's lives swirl out of control. Paterfamilias Alfred is slipping into dementia, even as one of his inventions inspires a pharmaceutical giant to revolutionize treatment of his disease. His stubborn wife, Enid, specializes in denial; so do their kids, each in an idiosyncratic way. Their hepcat son, Chip, lost a college sinecure by seducing a student, and his new career as a screenwriter is in peril. Chip's sister, Denise, is a chic chef perpetually in hot water, romantically speaking; banker brother Gary wonders if his stifling marriage is driving him nuts. We inhabit these troubled minds in turn, sinking into sorrow punctuated by laughter, reveling in Franzen's satirical eye:

Gary in recent years had observed, with plate tectonically cumulative anxiety, that population was continuing to flow out of the Midwest and toward the cooler coasts.... Gary wished that all further migration [could] be banned and all Midwesterners encouraged to revert to eating pasty foods and wearing dowdy clothes and playing board games, in order that a strategic national reserve of cluelessness might be maintained, a wilderness of taste which would enable people of privilege, like himself, to feel extremely civilized in perpetuity.
Franzen is funny and on the money. This book puts him on the literary map. --Tim Appelo

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". . . large-hearted and merciless, The Corrections is a testament to the range and depth of pleasures great fiction affords." (David Foster Wallace)

"A literary masterpiece . . . thrilling, heartening, and inspiring about seeing life revealed so accurately, so transparently -- and finally, so forgivingly . . . Dazzling." (Francine Prose, O magazine)

"It creates the illusion of giving a complete account of a world . . . it temporarily eclipses whatever else we may have read." (David Gates, The New York Times Book Review)

"An energetic, brooding, open-hearted and funny novel." (Chris Lehmann, The Washington Post)

"The Corrections . . . renders its mysteries with the fine filament and moral nuance they require . . ." (Richard Lacayo, Time)

"By turns funny and corrosive, portentous and affecting, The Corrections . . . shows us two generations of an American family struggling . . ." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Publisher/Verlag: HarperCollins UK | Winner of the National Book Award 2001 and James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2002 | Nach fast fünfzig Jahren als Ehefrau und Mutter ist Enid Lambert entschlossen, ihr Leben ein wenig zu genießen. Alles könnte so angenehm sein, gemütlich, harmonisch - einfach schön. Doch die Parkinsonsche Krankheit hat ihren Mann Alfred immer fester im Griff, und die drei Kinder haben das traute Familienheim längst verlassen - um ihre eigenen tragikomischen Malaisen zu durchleben. Der älteste, Gary, stellvertretender Direktor einer Bank und Familienvater, steckt in einer Ehekrise und versucht mit aller Macht, seine Depressionen kleinzureden. Der mittlere, Chip, steht am Anfang einer vielversprechenden Karriere als Literaturprofessor, aber Liebestollheit wirft ihn aus der Bahn, und er findet sich in Litauen wieder als verlängerter Arm eines Internet-Betrügers. Und das jüngste der Lambert-Kinder, die erfolgreiche Meisterköchin Denise, sinkt ins Bett eines verheirateten Mannes und setzt so, in den Augen der Mutter zumindest, Jugend und Zukunft aufs Spiel. In dem Wunsch, es sich endlich einmal so richtig gutgehen zu lassen - und Alfred aus seinem blauen Sessel zu locken, in dem er immer schläft -, verfolgt Enid nun ein hochgestecktes Ziel: Bald nach der Luxus-Kreuzfahrt, zu der sie voller Vorfreude mit Alfred aufbricht, möchte sie die ganze Familie zu einem letzten Weihnachtsfest zu Hause um sich scharen. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 467 gr | 198x149x42 mm | 653 pp. Codice libro della libreria K9780007232444

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