Jonathan Franzen





Jonathan Franzen

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August 17, 1959

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Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for fiction; the novels The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion; and two works of nonfiction, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by FSG. His fourth novel, Freedom, was published in the fall of 2010.

Franzen's other honors include a 1988 Whiting Writers' Award, Granta's Best Of Young American Novelists (1996), the Salon Book Award (2001), the New York Times Best Books of the Year (2001), and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (2002).

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Freedom
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 95,973 ratings — published 2010 — 72 editions
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The Corrections
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How to Be Alone
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The Discomfort Zone: A Pers...
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Strong Motion
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The Twenty-Seventh City
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Farther Away
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September 2010, Jonathan Franzen
"The celebrated scribe of The Corrections talks about his latest portrait of an American family in Freedom and argues that a book doesn't have to be difficult to be great." ...More

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“Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression's actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it.”
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

“But the first lesson reading teaches is how to be alone.”
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

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