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How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone

  • Title: How to Be Alone
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  • ISBN : 9780312422165
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 306 pages


From the National Book Award winning author of The Corrections, a collection of essays that reveal him to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social criticsWhile the essays in this collection range in subject matter from the sex advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each one wrestles with the essential themes of Franzen s writing the eros From the National Book Award winning author of The Corrections, a collection of essays that reveal him to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social criticsWhile the essays in this collection range in subject matter from the sex advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each one wrestles with the essential themes of Franzen s writing the erosion of civil life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America Reprinted here for the first time is Franzen s controversial l996 investigation of the fate of the American novel in what became known as the Harper s essay, as well as his award winning narrative of his father s struggle with Alzheimer s disease, and a rueful account of his brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author


Author Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for fiction the novels The Twenty Seventh City and Strong Motion and two works of nonfiction, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by FSG His fourth novel, Freedom, was published in the fall of 2010.Franzen s other honors include a 1988 Whiting Writers Award, Granta s Best Of Young Ameri




How to Be Alone Reviews (31)

  • B 75% More than Satisfactory Notes A scrapbook patchwork of previously published prose, lucid though largely forgettable, and expectedly hit and miss. [..]

  • Ok, Jonathan Franzen WE GET IT You re a martyr for truth and beauty and all that is good because you read books and don t like technology and smoke cigarettes and still use a rotary telephone You are a superior human being because you don t watch t.v You could ve said that all in one paragraph, but [..]

  • How To Be Alone a.k.a., How To Make Some Quick Cash Between NovelsFull disclosure I love Jonathan Franzen, novelist The Corrections and Freedom are two of my favourite novels written in the past couple of decades And I can t wait to read his new book, out this fall.But that s Novelist [..]

  • Subtitled, YOU KIDS AND YOUR VAN HALEN RECORDS GET OFF MY LAWN by Jonathan Franzen. [..]

  • This review has been revised and can now be found at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud I wish the title was prophetic. [..]

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