Selected Essays from How to be Alone Selected Essays from How to be Alone Essays included My Father s Brain Imperial Bedroom Why Bother The Harper s Essay Scavenging Meet Me in St Louis

  • Title: Selected Essays from: How to be Alone
  • Author: Jonathan Franzen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Selected Essays from How to be Alone.Essays included My Father s Brain Imperial Bedroom Why Bother The Harper s Essay Scavenging Meet Me in St Louis

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    1. Jonathan Franzen says:

      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 cmillan author jonath



    2 thoughts on “Selected Essays from: How to be Alone

    1. Expected to love this, being such a fan of Franzen, but have to admit many essays failed to interest me, including ones on his wilderness hikes.

    2. 2-3 good essays. The one about the Father. Mr. difficult and the Times essay are worth a read. The titled should be How to Enjoy your loneliness or It can be good to be aloneI wasn't looking for self help but I was hoping to find a selection of essays on what/ or how the author spends his time on,withThese are fragments of thoughts. Read David Foster Wallace's essays for an example of non-fiction done right

    3. Franzen writes very much as a pretentious, alienated ex-pat of our modern time; his critiques of modern-day technology, although eloquent and atypical, still manage to be overly cynical for my tastes--written with an eye towards analysis rather than a hope for change. I enjoyed his more sentimental, personal essays, however, like "My Father's Brain," which felt very private. The kind of bravery exemplified in these essays I felt were preferable to his cold, brutal analysis of the general masses [...]

    4. This book challenges the modern day approach of thinking. It helps us to understand the mindset in which we are all susceptible to do. From Johnathan Franzen this book is a collection of 15 essays based on personal experience. Psychologically this book is thought provoking and mentally testing, you find yourself asking questions throughout and attempting to fit your life into that of another or slip into a certain category that Franzen offers, but the reality is that there is no category that we [...]

    5. Read this for "My Father's Brain" which will rip your heart out. Spare yourself the rest of the essays filled with depression and navel-gazing, unless that's your thing. Franzen is so difficult for me. His writing is exceptional. His writing is SO depressing.

    6. Very interesting essays, on a range of subjects. I read it because I liked `Freedom' and `The corrections', and though this was of a very different style I was not disappointed.

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