How to Be Alone: Essays

How to Be Alone: Essays

Jonathan Franzen


From the nationwide ebook Award-winning writer of The Corrections, a suite of essays that display him to be one in every of our sharpest, hardest, and so much interesting social critics

While the essays during this assortment diversity in material from the sex-advice to the best way a supermax criminal works, every one wrestles with the fundamental topics of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civil lifestyles and personal dignity; and the hidden patience of loneliness in postmodern, imperial the United States. Reprinted right here for the 1st time is Franzen's debatable l996 research of the destiny of the yank 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 disorder, and a rueful account of his short tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author.

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