The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

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    The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

    Mehka - 02. jul 2007
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9780007234257
    Redna cena: 7,54 €

    A brilliant personal history from the award-winning author of 'The Corrections'.

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    Opis

    A brilliant personal history from the award-winning author of 'The Corrections'. Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri. 'The Discomfort Zone' is his intimate memoir of his growth from a 'small and fundamentally ridiculous person' through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions. It's also a portrait of a middle class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America has taken an angry turn away from its mid-century ideals. The stories told here draw on elements as varied as the effects of Kafka's fiction on Franzen's protracted quest to lose his virginity, the elaborate pranks that he and his friends orchestrated from the roof of his high school, his self-inflicted travails in selling his mother's house after her death, and the web of connections between his all-consuming marriage, the problem of global warming, and the life lessons to be learned in watching birds. These chapters of a Midwestern youth and a New York adulthood are warmed by the same combination of comic scrutiny and unqualified affection that characterize Franzen's fiction, but here the main character is the author himself. Sparkling, daring, arrestingly honest, Franzen narrates the formation of a unique mind and heart in the crucible of an everyday American family.

    O avtorju

    -Jonathan Franzen-

    Jonathan Franzen (1959) je avtor štirih romanov, najnovejšega, Svoboda ter Strong Motion, The Twenty-Seventh City in Popravki (Študentska založba, 2005). Za slednjega je leta 2001 prejel ameriško nacionalno knjižno nagrado in postal najbolj brani in slavljeni ameriški pisatelj srednje generacije, hkrati pa je za branje navdušil veliko tistih, ki so knjige sicer bolj redko prijeli v roke. Franzen je tudi odličen esejist, kar je dokazal z zbirkama How to Be Alone in Območje nelagodja (Študentska založba, 2010). Spomladi 2011 je kot gost Fabule obiskal Slovenijo.

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    Podrobnosti o izdelku

    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2007
    • ISBN/EAN: 9780007234257
    • Mere izdelka vxš: 19,6 x 12,9
    • Vezava: Mehka
    • Datum Izida: 02.07.2007
    • Založba: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Avtor: Jonathan Franzen
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