9780007153589

How to Be Alone

Franzen, Jonathan

ISBN 10: 0007153589 / 0-00-715358-9
ISBN 13: 9780007153589

Publication Date: 2004

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'Compelling and invigorating.' The Times 'A passionate and compelling piece of work ''‚¬Â¦ 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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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007153589

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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007153589

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