Franzen Jonathan: Corrections
Critically lauded and an Oprah Book Club choice, Jonathan Franzen's third novel The Corrections is already a huge success in the US, and it's none too difficult to see why. Whereas his earlier novels, The Twenty-Seventh City and StrongMotion could be seen as single-issue works (on inner city decay and abortion ...a dál?
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Critically lauded and an Oprah Book Club choice, Jonathan Franzen's third novel The Corrections is already a huge success in the US, and it's none too difficult to see why. Whereas his earlier novels, The Twenty-Seventh City and StrongMotion could be seen as single-issue works (on inner city decay and abortion respectively), the long-awaited The Corrections is far more grandiose in its ambition and its scale. Framed by matriarch Enid Lambert's attempts to gather her three grown children back home for Christmas, The Corrections examines their lives: Enid's husband Alfred, sinking into dementia, her sons banker Gary and writer Chip (now in Lithuania) and daughter Denise, a chef, busily re-evaluating her sexual identity. With these characters, Franzen gives himself plenty of room to examine the foibles, fears, hopes, anxieties and neuroses of 21st-century American life and the mad Lithuanian subplot provides some real laughs. But most striking and surprising about The Corrections is its
reassuring normality. Despite all its well-signposted dysfunction, this remains at heart a big sprawling family saga, with all the security that implies. The book closes with Enid noting "that current events in general were more muted or insipid nowadays than they'd been in her youth" during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Now, "disasters of this magnitude no longer seemed to befall the United States". It's a line Franzen couldn't have written after 11 September, 2001—and, perhaps because of its now forgotten confidence, The Corrections is a book that readers will take to their hearts.—Alan Stewart —This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen od authora Jonathan Franzen a nakladatelství v kategorii Knihy za skvělé ceny na e-shopu Martinus.cz Publikace: Corrections - Jonathan Franzen. Now a 15 Minute Drama on Radio 4. From the author of 'Freedom', a
panoramic vision of America at the beginning of the 21st century,
seen through the turbulent lives of the Lambert family. The
Corrections is now seen by many as one of the greatest American
novels of the last decade. After fifty years as a wife and mother,
Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately her husband,
Alfred, is losing his sanity, and their children have long since
fled for the catastrophes of their own lives. As Alfred's condition
worsens and the Lamberts are forced to face their secrets and
failures, Enid sets her heart on one last family Christmas.
Bringing the old world of civic virtue and sexual inhibition into
violent collision with the era of hands-off parenting,
do-it-yourself mental healthcare and globalised greed, 'The
Corrections' confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant
interpreters of the American soul. Publikace: Corrections - Jonathan Franzen. New edition of the classic American novel from 2001, which won the National Book Award and sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone.
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