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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Sep 07, 2010 05:44PM) (new)

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For those of you who would like to see and hear some authors describe their works and what makes them tick. I thought that I would open up a folder to add threads which pertain to writers who folks here may be interested in. I will let them explain.

Here is a set of threads which will be dedicated to listening to authors describe their works, themselves, what makes them tick, books they care about and/or made a difference in their lives etc. For these threads, I will try to find video presentations and watchable interviews.

This thread is dedicated to authors whose last name begins with F.

There is no self promotion on any of these threads.


message 2: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Sep 02, 2017 05:18PM) (new)

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JONATHAN FRANZEN

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, will be published in the fall of 2010. (in fact it is out now)

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).

SOURCE: GOODREADS

VIDEO:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

WRITTEN:

http://www.goodreads.com/interviews/s...

SOURCE: BARNES AND NOBLE (VIDEO)

http://media.barnesandnoble.com/?fr_s...

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen by Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen

Other books by Franzen:

Corrections by Jonathan Franzen How to Be Alone. Essays by Jonathan Franzen The Discomfort Zone A Personal History by Jonathan Franzen
all by Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen

BOOKS FRANZEN RECOMMENDS AND AUTHORS:

The Big Short Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis by Michael Lewis Michael Lewis

Becoming Faulkner The Art and Life of William Faulkner by Philip Weinstein by Philip Weinstein

The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead by Christina Stead Christina Stead

Independent People by Halldór Laxness by Halldór Laxness Halldór Laxness

The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley

East of Eden by John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck John Steinbeck

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe by Kenzaburō Ōe Kenzaburō Ōe

SOME OTHER FAVORITE AUTHORS: (FRANZEN'S PICKS)

Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad

William Faulkner William Faulkner

James Joyce James Joyce

Jane Austin (no photo)

Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe

Proust Marcel (no photo)

Samuel Richardson Samuel Richardson

Balzac (no photo)

Stendahl (no photo)

William Faulkner William Faulkner

A really good article on him in Vogue:

http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/...


message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Sep 02, 2017 05:15PM) (new)

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Another article about Franzen:

Jonathan Franzen: 'I must be near the end of my career – people are starting to approve'

For years, he sat in this bare office, blocking out the world with earplugs – and nothing came. So how did Jonathan Franzen end up writing the Great American Novel, on the cover of Time magazine and read by Barack Obama on holiday? Ed Pilkington asks him.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/...


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