Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen
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Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (FreedomThe CorrectionsStrong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone), and a translation of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, all published by FSG. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.


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Jonathan Franzen on KETC "Living St. Louis"

Watch this video to hear Jonathan Franzen talk about his hometown of Webster Groves and read from his book The Discomfort Zone.

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The Moth: PEN World Voices: Jonathan Franzen

At the Moth event during the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival, Jonathan Franzen tells a story on the theme 'What Went Wrong?'

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Jonathan Franzen on Author Videos and the Novel

Franzen discusses how odd it is to talk about novels through the medium of a brief author video.

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Jonathan Franzen - Le Conversazioni (2006)

Jonathan Franzen talks about writers of his "generation" and his community.

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Freedom by Jonathan Franzen--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jonathan Franzen's #1 bestselling novel Freedom. In his first novel since The Corrections, Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire.

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The Twenty-Seventh City
Picador Modern Classics
Jonathan Franzen; With an Introduction by Philip Weinstein
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...


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The Kraus Project

Jonathan Franzen / Karl Kraus
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A great American writer’s confrontation with a great European critic—a personal and intellectual awakening A hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl...


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Farther Away

Jonathan Franzen
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...


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Freedom

Jonathan Franzen
Picador

#1 National Bestseller Winner of the John Gardner Fiction Award A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Los Angeles Times Book Prize...


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The Discomfort Zone

Jonathan Franzen
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...


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How to Be Alone

Jonathan Franzen
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...


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The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen
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...


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Strong Motion

Jonathan Franzen
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...


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