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A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections
In The End of the End of the Earth , which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes - both human and literary - that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his complex relationship with his uncle, recounting his young adulthood in New York, or offering an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis, these pieces contain all the wit and disabused realism that we've come to expect from Franzen.
Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day, made more pressing by the current political milieu.
The End of the End of the Earth is remarkable, provocative and necessary.
`A literary genius for our time' Guardian
`Arguably America's greatest living novelist' Daily Telegraph
`Franzen is that rare bird: a literary novelist of the highest distinction who has also become one of the bestsellers of the age' Evening Standard
`Franzen's words crackle with wit humour and wisdom' Shortlist
ISBN: 9780008299231 ISBN-10: 0008299234 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 16th November 2018 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.7
Weight (kg): 0.24
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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).