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Jonathan Franzen

Autor(a) de The Corrections

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About the Author

Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois on August 17, 1959. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981, and went on to study at the Freie University in Berlin as a Fulbright scholar. He worked in a seismology lab at Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences mostrar mais after graduation. His works include The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), Strong Motion (1992), How to Be Alone (2002), and The Discomfort Zone (2006). The Corrections (2001) won a National Book Award and the 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Freedom (2010) is an Oprah Book Club selection. He also won a Whiting Writers' Award in 1988 and the American Academy's Berlin Prize in 2000. He is also a frequent contributor to Harper's and The New Yorker. In 2015 his title Purity made The New Yort Times and New Zealand Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections (2001) 16,506 exemplares
Freedom (2010) 9,488 exemplares
How to Be Alone: Essays (2002) 2,459 exemplares
Purity (2015) 2,229 exemplares
Crossroads (2021) 1,299 exemplares
The Twenty-Seventh City (1988) 1,225 exemplares
Strong Motion (1992) 1,090 exemplares
Farther Away: Essays (2012) 494 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2016 (2016) — Editor — 130 exemplares
What If We Stopped Pretending* (2020) 37 exemplares
My Father's Brain (2001) 11 exemplares

Associated Works

The Laughing Policeman (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições1,822 exemplares
The Man Who Loved Children (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições1,431 exemplares
Desperate Characters (1970) — Posfácio, algumas edições932 exemplares
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições765 exemplares
The Complete Peanuts: 1957-1958 Dailies & Sundays (2005) — Introdução — 658 exemplares
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 626 exemplares
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuidor — 515 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 364 exemplares
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 354 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 351 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
The short end of the Sonnenallee (1995) — Introduction, Translator, algumas edições305 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 289 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 287 exemplares
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 221 exemplares
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 37 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1996: The Future of Fiction (1996) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 2018 v233 #1 January (2018) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Franzen, Jonathan
Nome legal
Franzen, Jonathan Earl
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Western Springs, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Berlin, Germany
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Boulder Creek, California, USA
Wayne State University (1979)
Swarthmore College (BA | 1981 | German)
Freie Universität Berlin (1981)
Wallace, David Foster (friend)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Whiting Writers' Award (1988)
Granta's Best Of Young American Novelists (1996)
Fulbright Scholarship (1981)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2012)
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)
Akademie der Kunste (2010)

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1959 in Western Springs / Illinois geboren, wuchs in einer Vorstadt von St. Louis auf. 1988 veröffentlichte er den Roman "The Twenty-Seventh City", 1992 "Strong Motion". Für seinen dritten Roman und sensationellen Erfolg "The Corrections" erhielt er 2001 den National Book Award verliehen. Schon vorher hat ihn die Zeitschrift The New Yorker unter die "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century" gerechnet. Jonathan Franzen lebt in New York.



June 2013: The Twenty-Seventh City em Missouri Readers (Julho 2013)
1001 April Group Read: [The Corrections] em 1001 Books to read before you die (Maio 2012)


Set in a small American town in Iowa in 1971 and 1972, the novel follows the changing relationships of a family headed by Russ, a pastor in the First Reformed Church, his wife, Marion and four children, ranging in age from 9 to 20 as they struggle to live up to and retain their beliefs. In the course of a tumultuous few months, their lives are upended by a combination of their own actions and jealousies and wider problems in society, notably the Vietnam War and increasing illegal drug use. With his highly readable style, Franzen draws you into a family in transition as each member, apart from the youngest, take turns to describe how they see experience events as they unfold and their secrets are revealed, but not always shared with other family members. The structures and power within the family are radically changed as the two older children reach adulthood in a moving series of testimonies that make for an enthralling, revealing and entertaining story.… (mais)
camharlow2 | 56 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Family Drama
BooksInMirror | 407 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Franzen can be wordy and prone to irrelevant riffs, but Crossroads stays straight on the road as it follows a group of teenagers through their experiences in a church youth group in the 1970's. The characters are utterly believable and the '70's "youth group" atmosphere spot-on.
Shepherdessbooks | 56 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |
I'm not sure what to make of the ending but overall this was a pretty amazing read.
monicaberger | 76 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |


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