The Resource How to Be Alone, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)

How to Be Alone, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)

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How to Be Alone
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How to Be Alone
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Jonathan Franzen
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eng
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Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel. This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections. Although his subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with familiar themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Recent pieces include a moving essay on his father's stuggle with Alzheimer's disease (which has already been reprinted around the world) and a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author. As a collection, these 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." At the same time they show the 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 our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics
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Franzen, Jonathan
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  • Literary Criticism
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How to Be Alone, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)
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Label
How to Be Alone, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
4C9B7A42-29A4-4D4D-A7BD-A64296A90D0E
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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not applicable
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