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Franzen, Jonathan

Works: 364 works in 1,612 publications in 19 languages and 37,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Essays  Black humor  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short stories  Nature films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, win, Narrator, Commentator, Actor, Annotator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PS3556.R352, 813.54
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The corrections by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

224 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 6,374 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 )

142 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 5,610 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 )

94 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 3,815 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 )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,030 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
The twenty-seventh city by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

65 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed, though, than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. A classic of contemporary fiction, The Twenty-Seventh City shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

50 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,526 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
Strong motion by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Holland inherits the family chemical business and meets someone who thinks the earthquakes around Boston are caused by human hands
The corrections by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 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 )

35 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 924 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 Kraus project : essays : a bilingual edition by Karl Kraus( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franzen presents new translations and annotations of the work of early twentieth-century satirist Karl Kraus, who, via his self-published magazine Die Fackel, "attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumer capitalism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire"--Dust jacket flap
The end of the end of the earth : essays by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like 'a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.' For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide acclaim, Franzen has led a second life as a risk-taking essayist. Now, at a moment when technology has inflamed tribal hatreds and the planet is beset by unnatural calamities, he is back with a new collection of essays that recall us to more humane ways of being in the world. Franzen's great loves are literature and birds, and [this book] is a passionate argument for both. Where the new media tend to confirm one's prejudices, he writes, literature 'invites you to ask whether you might be somewhat wrong, maybe even entirely wrong, and to imagine why someone else might hate you.' Whatever his subject, Franzen's essays are always skeptical of received opinion, steeped in irony, and frank about his own failings. He's frank about birds, too (they kill 'everything imaginable'), but his reporting and reflections on them--on seabirds in New Zealand, warblers in East Africa, penguins in Antarctica--are both a moving celebration of their beauty and resilience and a call to action to save what we love. Calm, poignant, carefully argued, full of wit, The End of the End of the Earth provides a welcome breath of hope and reason."--Dust jacket
The Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 538 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 between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlie Brown cascades further into loserdom spectacularly lost kites and humiliating baseball losses, but finds solace in his newly acquired east his newly acquired "pencil pal."--Back cover
The best American essays 2016 by Jonathan (EDT)/ Atwan, Robert (EDT) Franzen( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award-winning and best-selling Jonathan Franzen picks the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites
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
Farther away by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Farther Away," which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him
William T. Vollmann : a critical companion by Georg Bauer( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first collection of essays on the works of William T. Vollmann. It offers a comprehensive overview of his writings through scholarly essays and nonscholarly reflections that assess his oeuvre in terms of four conceptual categories: social, historical, political, and methodological. Taken together, these pieces place Vollmann among his peers in contemporary North American literature and open up new avenues for readers to negotiate the many challenges and rewards his texts present
Spring awakening by Frank Wedekind( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 357 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
Emptying the skies( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, with a number of species facing imminent extinction. This poignant documentary explores the wonder of these tiny globe-trekking marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market
Farther away by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 297 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
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The corrections
FreedomHow to be alone : essaysThe twenty-seventh cityFreedomStrong motionThe correctionsThe Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesThe complete PeanutsSpring awakening
Alternative Names
Falancen, Qiangnasen 1959-

Frantzen, Jonathan 1959-

Franzen, Gʾonatan 1959-

Franzen, Gzjonatan

Franzen Jonathan

Franzen, Jonathan 1959-

Franzen, Jonathan Earl 1959-

Franzenas Jonathanas

Franzens, Džonatans 1959-

Ionathan Franzen

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Jonathan Frenzen

Qiang na sen Fa lan cen 1959-

Qiangnasen-Falancen 1959-

Джонатан Францен

Франзен, Джонатан

Ջոնաթան Ֆրանզեն ամերիկացի գրող-վիպասան

ג'ונתן פרנזן

ג'ונתן פרנזן סופר אמריקאי

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

조너선 프랜즌 미국의 작가

프랜즌, 조나단 1959-

프랜즌 조너선

프랜즌, 조너선 1959-


フランゼン, ジョナサン