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Franzen, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 258 works in 1,458 publications in 19 languages and 36,861 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Black humor  Biography  Essays  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short stories  Nature films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Narrator, Actor, Commentator, Commentator for written text, Other, Annotator
Classifications: PS3556.R352, 813.54
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The corrections by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

216 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 6,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and heart down the drain of an affair with a married man - or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home"--
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

133 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 5,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel follows several members of an American family, the Berglunds, as well as their close friends and lovers, as complex and troubled relationships unfold over many years. The book follows them through the last decades of the twentieth century and concludes near the beginning of the Obama administration. The Berglunds are the middle class suburban family that the neighbors just love to talk about. Walter, the successful and doting husband, and Patty, the tall ex varsity basketball player who bakes Christmas cookies for each resident of Barrier Street, seem like the perfect couple. But life is not the pretty picture presented to the world. When their precious first born is corrupted by the wanton girl next door, the edges fray on the Berglunds' family fabric. An old friend emerges, tall, dark and only slightly disheveled and mistakes are made
Purity by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

84 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A huge-canvased novel about identity, the internet, sexual politics, and love from the author of Freedom and The Corrections"--
How to be alone : essays by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents his 1996 work, "The Harper's Essay," offering additional writings that consider a central theme of the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the increasing persistence of loneliness in postmodern American
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged
The corrections by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistically, the Lamberts may be a typical Midwestern family. But in reality, they are far from it. Alfred, the father, is losing his fight to control Parkinson's Disease and dementia. His wife, Enid, no longer in control of her household, feels her choices slipping away. Their three grown children are struggling with their own clashes between dreams and disasters. But for one Christmas, Enid is determined to bring them together for the ideal family holiday
Purity : a novel by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

29 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother--her only family--is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world--including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn't understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Purity is a dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has created yet another cast of vividly original characters, Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents, journalists and leakers, and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes. Jonathan Franzen is a major author of our time, and Purity is his edgiest and most searching book yet"--
The Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Katrina Kenison( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty-four American short stories by authors such as Carolyn Cooke, Leonard Michaels, Clyde Edgerton, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1996
The complete Peanuts by Charles M Schulz( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the comic strip Peanuts, featuring the misadventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang, from 1957 to 1958. Includes an essay on Charles Schulz's life
Birders : the Central Park effect by Jeffrey L Kimball( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives
The best American essays 2016 by Jonathan (EDT)/ Atwan, Robert (EDT) Franzen( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award-winning and best-selling Jonathan Franzen picks the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites
Emptying the skies( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a Jonathan Franzen essay, Emptying the Skies exposes the rampant poaching of endangered migratory songbirds in southern Europe and highlights the efforts of those risking their lives to stop this devastating environmental tragedy
Spring awakening by Frank Wedekind( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First performed under heavy censorship in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid public outrage and charges of obscenity. The play's content was radical indeed: teenage sex, suicide, abortion, masturbation, sadomasochism. But even more radical was the unsentimental and brutally authentic comedy with which Wedekind treated it. The story traces the dawning sexual awareness of four teenagers, Melchior, Moritz, Wendla, and Hansy, who, in their painfully funny contradictions - they are at once too innocent and not remotely innocent at all - remain fresh and unsettling even in our own sex-saturated culture. Thanks to the acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen, we now have a definitive new translation, one unique in capturing the bizarre comic spirit that animates every scene of this classic play."--Jacket
Farther away by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Farther away," which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of these times. Farther Away is remarkable, provocative, and necessary
How to be alone : essays by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fourteen essays about the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern America
The discomfort zone : a personal history by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of Jonathan Franzen's growth from a small and fundamentally ridiculous person, through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions. This book is also a portrait of a middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s
The Kraus project by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred years ago, the writings of Viennese satirist Karl Kraus were among the most penetrating and prophetic in Europe: a relentless criticism of the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumerism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire. But even though Kraus's followers included Franz Kafka and Walter Benjamin, he remained something of a lonely prophet, and few people today are familiar with his work. Thankfully, Jonathan Franzen is one of them. In The Kraus Project, Franzen not only presents his definitive new translations of Kraus but annotates them spectacularly, with supplementary notes from the Kraus scholar Paul Reitter and the Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann. Kraus was a notoriously cantankerous and difficult author, and in Franzen he has found his match: a novelist unafraid to voice unpopular opinions strongly, and a critic capable of untangling Kraus's often dense arguments to reveal their relevance to contemporary America
La vingt-septième ville by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de société
Are we feeling better now? : Autobiografie und Fiktion by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discomfort zone by Jonathan Franzen( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Discomfort Zone is Franzen's memoir of growth from his boyhood as a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions. It's also a portrait of a Midwestern middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s and a vivid personal history of an America turning its back on a certain idealism
 
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Alternative Names
Falancen, Qiangnasen 1959-

Frantzen, Jonathan 1959-

Franzen, Gʾonatan 1959-

Franzen, Gzjonatan

Franzen Jonathan

Franzen, Jonathan 1959-

Franzen, Jonathan Earl 1959-

Franzens, Džonatans 1959-

Ionathan Franzen

Jonatan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen americký spisovatel

Jonathan Franzen Amerikaans auteur

Jonathan Franzen amerikai író

Jonathan Franzen écrivain américain

Jonathan Franzen novelist

Jonathan Franzen pisarz amerykański

Jonathan Franzen scrittore e saggista statunitense

Jonathan Frenzen

Qiang na sen Fa lan cen 1959-

Qiangnasen-Falancen 1959-

Джонатан Францен

Франзен, Джонатан

Ջոնաթան Ֆրանզեն ամերիկացի գրող-վիպասան

ג'ונתן פרנזן

פראנזן, ג'ונתן

פראנזן, ג'ונתן 1959-

פרנזן, ג'ונתן, 1959-

جاناتان فرانزن نویسنده آمریکایی

جوناثان فرانزن، 1959-

जानथन फ्रान्ज़ेन

ਜੋਨਾਥਨ ਫਰੈਂਸਨ

ଜୋନାଥନ ଫ୍ରାନଜେନ

조너선 프랜즌

프랜즌, 조나단 1959-

프랜즌 조너선

프랜즌, 조너선 1959-

ジョナサン・フランゼン

フランゼン, ジョナサン

強納森·法蘭森

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FreedomHow to be alone : essaysFreedomThe correctionsThe Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesThe complete PeanutsSpring awakeningHow to be alone : essaysThe discomfort zone : a personal history