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Jonathan Franzen

Autor(a) de The Corrections

33+ Works 36,838 Membros 1,009 Reviews 103 Favorited

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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Séries

Obras de Jonathan Franzen

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

Associated Works

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

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Franzen, Jonathan
Nome de batismo
Franzen, Jonathan Earl
Data de nascimento
1959-08-17
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Amerikaans
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
Educação
Wayne State University (1979)
Swarthmore College (BA | 1981 | German)
Freie Universität Berlin (1981)
Ocupação
writer
novelist
essayist
Relacionamentos
Wallace, David Foster (friend)
Premiações
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)
Pequena biografia
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.

Membros

Discussions

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)

Resenhas

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)
 
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camharlow2 | outras 56 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Family Drama
 
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BooksInMirror | outras 407 resenhas | 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.
 
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Shepherdessbooks | outras 56 resenhas | Jan 29, 2024 |
I'm not sure what to make of the ending but overall this was a pretty amazing read.
 
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monicaberger | outras 76 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
33
Also by
26
Membros
36,838
Popularidade
#497
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
1,009
ISBNs
591
Idiomas
27
Favorito
103

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