Freedom

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Jonathan Franzen

A book by Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen (English Jonathan Franzen ; August 17, 1959, Western Springs - a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American writer, author of numerous novels and essays. Jonathan grew up in Missouri, in the Webster Groves suburb of St.

Louis, and attended Swarthmore College. In addition, during his student years, he received a Fullbright Fellowship, which allows the best students to study abroad, and spent some time at universities in West Germany. He now lives in New York on the East Side and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. In 1988, the first novel of the writer was published - `The Twenty-Seventh City` (`The twenty-seventh city`). This book is about St.

Louis, which was once, in the 1870s, the fourth city in the country, but was gradually losing its leading position. The book, which was quite large in volume, was well received, and after it they began to see at least a young and promising author in Franzen. In 1992, Strong Motion was published, focusing on the `dysfunctional` Holland family and the earthquake disasters on the US East Coast - which turns out to be a metaphorical description of the disasters that shake family life. The book The Corrections, a socially critical novel that received very good reviews in America, the National Book Award for fiction (in 2001) and the award `James Tait Black Memorial Prize` in exactly the same nomination (in 2002). And in September 2001, this book was selected for the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. Jonathan Franzen reacted with enthusiasm to this, gave Oprah a long interview ...

However, in October, his mood regarding this event changed dramatically: the books now printed the Oprah show logo, and Franzen naturally saw in his novel his book, his creation, and not wanted anyone`s corporate emblems to appear on its cover. He turned down the next invitation to an interview with Oprah, not even bothering to find a good and polite reason for this. However, none of the events influenced the sales rate at all: `The Corrections`, as they were, remained one of the best selling bestsellers of the twenty-first century. And later, in one of his public speeches, Jonathan thanked Oprah Winfried for her attitude to his novel. However, not only fiction came out from the pen of Franzen: after `The Corrections` he published the book `How to Be Alone` (`How to be lonely`, 2002) - a collection of essays (including the rather famous `Perchance To Dream`), and See also the book of memoirs `The Discomfort Zone` (`Zone of discomfort`, 2006). `How to Be Alone` is a kind of apology for reading, an expression of Franzen`s concern about the place of literature among the values ​​of modern society; the second book continues this line, supplementing it with childhood memories, memories of adolescence and maturity. In addition to creating his own works, Jonathan translated foreign ones. So, in 2007, his translation of the book by German writer Frank Wedekind `Frühlings Erwachen` (`Spring Awakening`) was published. As he explained in the preface, the translation was made by him back in the 80s, but after this work was staged on Broadway in the form of a musical and interest in it sharply increased, Franzen decided to publish his translation - `because he knew that his the translation was and remains the best.

` Of course, the talented and successful author could not but be invited to television, and he took part in the filming of various television shows. And in 2009, excerpts from Jonathan Franzen`s new book, Freedom, appeared in the press. Website: People`s History Author: Yuri Utkin

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Jonathan Franzen (English Jonathan Franzen ; August 17, 1959, Western Springs - a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American writer, author of numerous novels and essays. Jonathan grew up in Missouri, in the Webster Groves suburb of St. Louis, and attended Swarthmore College. In addition, during his student years, he received a Fullbright Fellowship, which allows the best students to study abroad, and spent some time at universities in West Germany. He now lives in New York on the East Side and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. In 1988, the first novel of the writer was published - `The Twenty-Seventh City` (`The twenty-seventh city`). This book is about St. Louis, which was once, in the 1870s, the fourth city in the country, but was gradually losing its leading position. The book, which was quite large in volume, was well received, and after it they began to see at least a young and promising author in Franzen. In 1992, Strong Motion was published, focusing on the `dysfunctional` Holland family and the earthquake disasters on the US East Coast - which turns out to be a metaphorical description of the disasters that shake family life. The book The Corrections, a socially critical novel that received very good reviews in America, the National Book Award for fiction (in 2001) and the award `James Tait Black Memorial Prize` in exactly the same nomination (in 2002). And in September 2001, this book was selected for the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. Jonathan Franzen reacted with enthusiasm to this, gave Oprah a long interview ... However, in October, his mood regarding this event changed dramatically: the books now printed the Oprah show logo, and Franzen naturally saw in his novel his book, his creation, and not wanted anyone`s corporate emblems to appear on its cover. He turned down the next invitation to an interview with Oprah, not even bothering to find a good and polite reason for this. However, none of the events influenced the sales rate at all: `The Corrections`, as they were, remained one of the best selling bestsellers of the twenty-first century. And later, in one of his public speeches, Jonathan thanked Oprah Winfried for her attitude to his novel. However, not only fiction came out from the pen of Franzen: after `The Corrections` he published the book `How to Be Alone` (`How to be lonely`, 2002) - a collection of essays (including the rather famous `Perchance To Dream`), and See also the book of memoirs `The Discomfort Zone` (`Zone of discomfort`, 2006). `How to Be Alone` is a kind of apology for reading, an expression of Franzen`s concern about the place of literature among the values ​​of modern society; the second book continues this line, supplementing it with childhood memories, memories of adolescence and maturity. In addition to creating his own works, Jonathan translated foreign ones. So, in 2007, his translation of the book by German writer Frank Wedekind `Frühlings Erwachen` (`Spring Awakening`) was published. As he explained in the preface, the translation was made by him back in the 80s, but after this work was staged on Broadway in the form of a musical and interest in it sharply increased, Franzen decided to publish his translation - `because he knew that his the translation was and remains the best. ` Of course, the talented and successful author could not but be invited to television, and he took part in the filming of various television shows. And in 2009, excerpts from Jonathan Franzen`s new book, Freedom, appeared in the press. Website: People`s History Author: Yuri Utkin