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The end of the end of the earth : essays

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like 'a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.' For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide acclaim, Franzen has led a second life as a risk-taking essayist. Now, at a moment when technology has inflamed tribal hatreds and the planet is beset by unnatural calamities, he is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 9780374147938 0374147930
OCLC Number: 1019930390
Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The essay in dark times --
Manhattan 1981 --
Why birds matter --
Save what you love --
Capitalism in hyperdrive --
May your life be ruined --
A friendship --
A rooting interest --
Ten rules for the novelist --
Missing --
The regulars --
Invisible losses --
9/13/01 --
Postcards from East Africa --
The end of the end of the Earth --
Xing ped.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Jonathan Franzen.

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"The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like 'a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.' For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide acclaim, Franzen has led a second life as a risk-taking essayist. Now, at a moment when technology has inflamed tribal hatreds and the planet is beset by unnatural calamities, he is back with a new collection of essays that recall us to more humane ways of being in the world. Franzen's great loves are literature and birds, and [this book] is a passionate argument for both. Where the new media tend to confirm one's prejudices, he writes, literature 'invites you to ask whether you might be somewhat wrong, maybe even entirely wrong, and to imagine why someone else might hate you.' Whatever his subject, Franzen's essays are always skeptical of received opinion, steeped in irony, and frank about his own failings. He's frank about birds, too (they kill 'everything imaginable'), but his reporting and reflections on them--on seabirds in New Zealand, warblers in East Africa, penguins in Antarctica--are both a moving celebration of their beauty and resilience and a call to action to save what we love. Calm, poignant, carefully argued, full of wit, The end of the end of the Earth provides a welcome breath of hope and reason."--Jacket.

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