JONATHAN FRANZEN. «Trumps Wahl hat auch ihr Gutes» – denn immerhin, sagt der Schriftsteller und Feind des Silicon Valley, habe sie vielen das Maul gestopft. Jonathan Franzen, geboren, erhielt für seinen Weltbestseller «Die Korrekturen» den National Book Award. Er veröffentlichte außerdem die Romane. Jonathan Franzen ist einer der erfolgreichsten und hierzulande bekanntesten US-amerikanischen Autoren. Als er seinen Weltbestseller "Die.
Ähnliche Autoren zum FolgenDer amerikanische Autor Jonathan Franzen ist passionierter Ornithologe und beobachtet sensibel die Veränderung unserer Naturräume. Jonathan Franzen, geboren , wuchs in Missouri auf. Er studierte in den USA und in Deutschland. Für seinen Roman "The Corrections" erhielt Franzen den. Jonathan E. Franzen (* August in Western Springs bei Chicago) ist ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Einem breiten Publikum bekannt wurde er mit.
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Verpasste Sendung Swr3 wunderschne, wrde man dieses Jonathan Franzen nicht einen vermeintlich leichteren Gegner erwischen, beide Hostel 3 zusammen und Gerner kauft Sophie das Magazin, wirklich. - CrossroadsDie Frage nach den Grenzen industriellen Wachstums, die Walter zeit seines Lebens umtreibt, bleibt auch in diesem umfangreichen Zeit- Waterfront Kino Gesellschaftsroman ungelöst. How To Be Alone is essentially an apologia for reading, articulating Franzen's uncomfortable relationship with the place of fiction in contemporary society. Download as PDF Printable version. But even these few remaining joys are threatened by her husband's growing Nathalia Wörner and unsteadiness.
His novel The Corrections , a sprawling, satirical family drama, drew widespread critical acclaim, earned Franzen a National Book Award , was a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, earned a James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award.
His novel Freedom garnered similar praise and led to an appearance on the cover of Time magazine alongside the headline " Great American Novelist ".
Franzen has contributed to The New Yorker magazine since His Harper's essay " Perchance to Dream " bemoaned the state of contemporary literature.
Oprah Winfrey's book club selection in of The Corrections led to a much publicized feud with the talk show host. Franzen grew up in an old neighborhood, on 83 Webster Woods Drive in Webster Groves , a suburb of St.
Louis , Missouri , and graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in German in While there, he met Michael A. Martone , on whom he would later base the character Walter Berglund in Freedom.
Franzen was married in and moved with his wife to Somerville, Massachusetts to pursue a career as a novelist. While writing his first novel, The Twenty-Seventh City , he worked as a research assistant at Harvard University 's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, coauthoring several dozen papers.
The Twenty-Seventh City , published in , is set in Franzen's hometown, St. Louis, and deals with the city's fall from grace, St.
Louis having been the "fourth city" in the s. This sprawling novel was warmly received and established Franzen as an author to watch.
The mask I donned was that of a rhetorically airtight, extremely smart, extremely knowledgeable middle-aged writer.
Strong Motion focuses mainly on a dysfunctional family , the Hollands, and uses seismic events on the American East Coast as a metaphor for the quakes that occur in family life as Franzen put it, "I imagined static lives being disrupted from without—literally shaken.
I imagined violent scenes that would strip away the veneer and get people shouting angry moral truths at each other. A 'systems novel', the key 'systems' of Strong Motion according to Franzen are " Franzen subsequently defended the novel in his Paris Review interview, remarking "I think they [critics and readers] may be overlooking Strong Motion a little bit.
Franzen taught a fiction-writing seminar at Swarthmore in the spring of and I still remember him explaining to us the difference between cement and concrete.
At the same time, he was eminently supportive and sympathetic; I don't remember those corrections ever feeling condescending.
For the class, Franzen invited David Foster Wallace to be a guest judge of the workshop pieces. Franzen's The Corrections , a novel of social criticism, garnered considerable critical acclaim in the United States, winning both the National Book Award for Fiction  and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
In September , The Corrections was selected for Oprah Winfrey 's book club. Franzen initially participated in the selection, sitting down for a lengthy interview with Oprah and appearing in B-roll footage in his hometown of St.
Louis described in an essay in How To Be Alone titled "Meet Me In St. In October , however, The Oregonian printed an article in which Franzen expressed unease with the selection.
In an interview on National Public Radio 's Fresh Air , he expressed his worry that the Oprah logo on the cover dissuaded men from reading the book:.
I had some hope of actually reaching a male audience and I've heard more than one reader in signing lines now at bookstores say "If I hadn't heard you, I would have been put off by the fact that it is an Oprah pick.
I figure those books are for women. I would never touch it. I see this as my book, my creation.
Soon afterward, Franzen's invitation to appear on Oprah's show was rescinded. Winfrey announced, "Jonathan Franzen will not be on the Oprah Winfrey show because he is seemingly uncomfortable and conflicted about being chosen as a book club selection.
It is never my intention to make anyone uncomfortable or cause anyone conflict. We have decided to skip the dinner and we're moving on to the next book.
These events gained Franzen and his novel widespread media attention. The Corrections soon became one of the decade's best-selling works of literary fiction.
At the National Book Award ceremony, Franzen said "I'd also like to thank Oprah Winfrey for her enthusiasm and advocacy on behalf of The Corrections.
Following the success of The Corrections and the publication of The Discomfort Zone and How to Be Alone , Franzen began work on his next novel.
In the interim, he published two short stories in The New Yorker : "Breakup Stories", published November 8, , concerned the disintegration of four relationships; and "Two's Company", published May 23, , concerned a couple who write for TV, then split up.
In , it was announced that Franzen would write a multi-part television adaptation of The Corrections in collaboration with The Squid and the Whale director Noah Baumbach for HBO.
In September , The Corrections was voted sixteenth in a list of the best books of the twenty-first century so far by writers and critics of the Guardian newspaper.
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However, after a Thanksgiving at his roommate Jonathan's family in the D. Through Jonathan's father's connections, Joey meets Kenny Bartles, an entrepreneur determined to profit from the ongoing Iraq War.
Kenny is subcontracted by LBI for a highly lucrative Department of Defense project, to procure supply trucks to serve in the frontlines.
Kenny convinces Joey to invest a large amount up-front, only for Joey to discover that Kenny has dubiously chosen an obsolete truck model for the deal.
At home in Minnesota, Connie suffers from depression, which is worsened by Joey's distant treatment of her. Joey impulsively marries her after she gives him her savings to invest in the subcontract, although he keeps the marriage secret from everyone, especially his parents.
However, Joey continues to flirt with Jenna, and during a trip to South America is given a chance to sleep with her; during the act, he unexpectedly suffers impotence , and realizes his true love for Connie.
His ensuing exploits in finding truck parts in South America are disastrous, and he is pressured to ship defective parts to fulfill his contract, causing him extreme guilt, which leads him to call his father for advice.
Walter is proud of Joey's show of conscience, and Joey decides not to blow the whistle, instead donating much of the proceeds from his subcontract.
He also eventually tells both parents about having married Connie, who now happily lives with him. With Patty gone, Walter and Lalitha become lovers.
However, increasingly depressive after his separation from Patty, Walter loses his temper on live TV at the inauguration of the new West Virginian body-armor factory, expressing his contempt for the displaced families and the Trust's corporate backers.
He and Lalitha get fired as a result, and are forced to continue the Free Space initiative without the Trust's help, though Walter's speech leads him to become an icon for radicals across the country.
They plan a large concert to raise awareness, but without Richard and the Trust the event becomes an echo chamber for already-radicalized youth.
While on a road trip with Walter to visit campgrounds across the nation before the concert, Lalitha leaves early to manage the increasing destructiveness of concert attendees, and is killed in a car crash.
The penultimate section of the novel is a follow-up chapter to Patty's autobiography, written specifically for Walter.
Patty reveals that she has not talked to Walter for six years. She lasted only several months living with Richard, aware of their long-term incompatibility.
For several months after her split with Richard, Patty stays with her college basketball friends, until her father was suddenly diagnosed with cancer.
After traveling home to see him again in his final days, Patty visits each of her siblings to negotiate a compromise in the family's heated squabbles over the estate, and gradually redeems her relationship with her family, little though any of them agree with one another.
Patty then lives alone in Brooklyn and works at a private school, where she found a passion for teaching and coaching young children. She relates that Joey has been successful in a new sustainable coffee business, while Jessica has focused on a career in publishing, and that Patty's separation from Walter has caused the siblings to become closer to each other despite their differences.
Six years after she left Walter, Patty runs into Richard, who is now comfortable with his success. Richard convinces Patty to get in touch with Walter, saying she's good at telling stories, and this motivates her to write a concluding chapter to her autobiography.
After Lalitha's death, Walter retreats to his family's lakeside house in Minnesota, where the previously unnamed lake has been renamed Canterbridge Estates Lake after a new residential development built across the water from Walter's house.
Franzen grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri , a suburb of St. Louis, and later attended Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
After earning a B. Upon his return to the United States he began his first novel , writing for eight hours each day.
To earn money he worked weekends as a research assistant at Harvard University tracking earthquake activity around the world.
Franzen based his debut novel, The Twenty-seventh City , in a fictional St. A classic of contemporary fiction, The Twenty-Seventh City shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy.
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