How to Be Alone: Essays

How to Be Alone: Essays

Jonathan Franzen


From the nationwide publication Award-winning writer of The Corrections, a suite of essays that exhibit him to be one in all our sharpest, hardest, and such a lot unique social critics

While the essays during this assortment variety in subject material from the sex-advice to the best way a supermax criminal works, every one wrestles with the basic subject matters of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civil existence and personal dignity; and the hidden endurance of loneliness in postmodern, imperial the United States. Reprinted the following for the 1st time is Franzen's debatable l996 research of the destiny of the yankee novel in what grew to become often called "the Harper's essay," in addition to his award-winning narrative of his father's fight with Alzheimer's affliction, and a rueful account of his short tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author.

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