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Farther away, Jonathan Franzen

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Farther away
Title
Farther away
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Jonathan Franzen
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Language
eng
Summary
The new book of essays from Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom. Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. Now, a new collection of Franzen's non-fiction brings fresh demonstrations of his vivid, moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a master noticer, social critic, and self-investigator. In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, the writer returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recounting his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, examining his mixed feelings about the suicide of his friend and rival David Foster Wallace, or offering a moving and witty take on the ways that technology has changed how people express their love, these pieces deliver on Franzen's implicit promise to conceal nothing from the reader. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day. 'Farther Away' is remarkable, provocative, and necessary
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Summary
A collection of speeches and essays on a wide variety of topics.
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10075716
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DLC
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Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
814.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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American essays
Target audience
adult
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essays
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Farther away, Jonathan Franzen
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Publication
Contents
Pain won't kill you (2011) -- Farther away (2011) -- The greatest family ever storied (2010) -- Hornets (2010) -- The ugly Mediterranean (2010) -- The corn king (2010) -- On autobiographical fiction (2009) -- I just called to say I love you (2008) -- The end of the binge (2008) -- David Foster Wallace (2008) -- The Chinese puffin (2008) -- On the laughing policeman (2008) -- Comma-then (2008) -- Authentic but horrible (2007) -- Interview with New York state (2007) -- Love letters (2005) -- Our little planet (2005) -- What makes you so sure you're not the evil one yourself? (2004) -- Our relations (2004) -- The man in the gray flannel suit (2002) -- No end to it
Control code
000049064049
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780007459513
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Farther away, Jonathan Franzen
Publication
Contents
Pain won't kill you (2011) -- Farther away (2011) -- The greatest family ever storied (2010) -- Hornets (2010) -- The ugly Mediterranean (2010) -- The corn king (2010) -- On autobiographical fiction (2009) -- I just called to say I love you (2008) -- The end of the binge (2008) -- David Foster Wallace (2008) -- The Chinese puffin (2008) -- On the laughing policeman (2008) -- Comma-then (2008) -- Authentic but horrible (2007) -- Interview with New York state (2007) -- Love letters (2005) -- Our little planet (2005) -- What makes you so sure you're not the evil one yourself? (2004) -- Our relations (2004) -- The man in the gray flannel suit (2002) -- No end to it
Control code
000049064049
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780007459513
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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