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The Resource Jonathan Franzen : the comedy of rage, Philip Weinstein

Jonathan Franzen : the comedy of rage, Philip Weinstein

Label
Jonathan Franzen : the comedy of rage
Title
Jonathan Franzen
Title remainder
the comedy of rage
Statement of responsibility
Philip Weinstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today's most important novelists. Drawing on unpublished emails and a private interview (along with published ones), Philip Weinstein conveys the feel and heft of Franzen's voice as he ponders the purposes and problems of his life and his art, from his earliest fiction to his most recent novel, Purity. Franzen's work raises major questions about the possibilities of contemporary fiction: how does one appeal to a broad mass of mainstream readers, on the one hand, while persuading connoisseurs, on the other, that one's fiction has staying power, is high art? Even more acutely, how did Franzen move from the rage that animates his first two novels to the more generous comic stance of the two later novels on which his reputation rests? Wrestling with these questions, Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage unpacks the becoming of Franzen as a person and a writer-from his ultra-sensitive Midwestern childhood, through his heady years at Swarthmore College, his marriage, and the alienating decade of the 1990s, up to his spectacular ascent and assimilation into pop-culture as one of the literary figures of his generation. Weinstein joins biography and criticism in ways that fully respect their differences-but that also grant that the work comes, however unpredictably, out of the life"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinstein, Philip M
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3556.R352
LC item number
Z93 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franzen, Jonathan
  • Authors, American
  • Franzen, Jonathan
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Authors, American
Label
Jonathan Franzen : the comedy of rage, Philip Weinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introductory -- Becoming Jonathan Franzen -- A bugged world : The twenty-seventh city -- "Something wrong in the underbrush" : Strong motion -- Collapse and arrival, status and contract -- All in the family : The corrections -- Taking and mistaking : Freedom -- The New Yorker -- Afterword: "Hungering for clean" : Purity
Control code
898228345
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501307171
Lccn
2015010305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898228345
Label
Jonathan Franzen : the comedy of rage, Philip Weinstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introductory -- Becoming Jonathan Franzen -- A bugged world : The twenty-seventh city -- "Something wrong in the underbrush" : Strong motion -- Collapse and arrival, status and contract -- All in the family : The corrections -- Taking and mistaking : Freedom -- The New Yorker -- Afterword: "Hungering for clean" : Purity
Control code
898228345
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501307171
Lccn
2015010305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898228345

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