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Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen
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Jonathan Franzen is the author of Purity and four other novels, most recently The Corrections and Freedom, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project, all published by FSG. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Purity

Purity

Jonathan Franzen
Picador
Picador

A magnum opus for our morally complex times, from The New York Times Bestselling author of Freedom

Young Pip Tyler doesn’t know who she...

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The Kraus Project

The Kraus Project

Jonathan Franzen / Karl Kraus
Picador
Picador

A GREAT AMERICAN WRITER'S CONFRONTATION WITH A GREAT EUROPEAN CRITIC-A PERSONAL AND INTELLECTUAL AWAKENINGA hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating...

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The Twenty-Seventh City

The Twenty-Seventh City

Picador Modern Classics

Jonathan Franzen; With an Introduction by Philip Weinstein
Picador
Picador Modern Classics

25th Anniversary Edition
Picador Modern Classics

Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times....

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Farther Away

Farther Away

Jonathan Franzen
Picador
Picador

In this incisive collection of speeches and essays, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recalling his violent...

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Freedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen
Picador
Picador

#1 National Bestseller

Winner of the John Gardner Fiction Award

A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind; Translated and with an introduction by Jonathan Franzen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

First performed in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's controversial play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid charges of obscenity and public outrage. For the better...

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The Discomfort Zone

The Discomfort Zone

Jonathan Franzen
Picador
Picador

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally...

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How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone

Jonathan Franzen
Picador
Picador

From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a collection of essays that reveal him to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social criticsWhile...

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The Corrections

The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen
Picador
Picador

Stretching from the Midwest at midcentury to the Wall Street and Eastern Europe of today, The Corrections brings an old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibitions into violent collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental health care, and globalized greed. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

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Strong Motion

Strong Motion

Jonathan Franzen
Picador
Picador

Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother. Louis tries to maintain his independence,...

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