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Franzen, Jonathan

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The corrections by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

219 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 6,589 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."--Jacket
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

136 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 5,725 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
How to be alone : essays by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

58 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,177 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 )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,667 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 twenty-seventh city by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

57 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Louis is embroiled in a political conspiracy after Jammu, a young woman from India, is installed as its new police chief. To succeed she realizes that respected businessman Martin Probst must be seduced or destroyed
Strong motion by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,318 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 )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 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
The Kraus project : essays : a bilingual edition by Karl Kraus( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 712 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
Birders the Central Park effect by Jeffrey P Kimball( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 410 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 complete Peanuts by Charles M Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 392 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' life
Farther away by Jonathan Franzen( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it "a masterpiece of American fiction" and lauded its illumination, "through the steady radiance of its author's profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew." 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. 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. On a trip to China to see first-hand the environmental devastation there, he doesn't omit mention of his excitement and awe at the pace of China's economic development; the trip becomes a journey out of his own prejudice and moral condemnation. 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
How to be alone : essays by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 328 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
Farther away by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 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
Spring awakening by Frank Wedekind( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First performed under heavy censorship in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's play 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." -- publisher's web site
De onbehaaglijkheidsfactor : een persoonlijke geschiedenis by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zes autobiografische schetsen van de Amerikaanse schrijver (1959- )
The Regulars by Sarah Stolfa( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the gray flannel suit by Sloan Wilson( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Connecticut and New York, this is the story of a prosperous suburban commuter whose future happiness is threatened by a responsibility he incurred as a soldier
Piú lontano ancora by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over met name literatuur
Zi you by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 60 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
The discomfort zone : a personal history by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den amerikanske forfatter (f. 1959) beskriver sin opvækst i Midtvesten og sin udvikling frem mod et voksenliv i New York
 
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Alternative Names
Franzen, Gʾonatan 1959-

Franzen, Jonathan

Franzen, Jonathan Earl 1959-

Franzens, Džonatans 1959-

Jonathan Frenzen

פראנזן, ג'ונתן

フランゼン, ジョナサン

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FreedomHow to be alone : essaysFreedomThe twenty-seventh cityStrong motionThe correctionsThe complete PeanutsHow to be alone : essays