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[PDF] The Corrections | by ¾ Jonathan Franzen [PDF] The Corrections | by ¾ Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections, The Corrections Winner of the National Book Award for FictionAfter almost fifty years as a wife and mother Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun Unfortunately her husband Alfred is losing his sanity to Park

  • Title: The Corrections
  • Author: Jonathan Franzen
  • ISBN: 9780312421274
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] The Corrections | by ¾ Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections Winner of the National Book Award for FictionAfter almost fifty years as a wife and mother Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun Unfortunately her husband Alfred is losing his sanity to Parkinson s disease and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives The oldest Gary a once stable portfolio manager and familyWinner of t

The Corrections

[PDF] The Corrections | by ¾ Jonathan Franzen [PDF] The Corrections | by ¾ Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections, The Corrections Winner of the National Book Award for FictionAfter almost fifty years as a wife and mother Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun Unfortunately her husband Alfred is losing his sanity to Park The Corrections

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  1. July 2012Facts concerning Jonathan Franzen s novel The Corrections Print runs of Jonathan Franzen s novel The Corrections are believed to be the largest in recorded history Although no reliable count exists, experts believe that the number of printed copies of Jonathan Franzen s novel The Corrections runs into the hundreds of millions in the United States alone, with perhaps than one billion copies of Jonathan Franzen s novel The Corrections in existence worldwide Jonathan Franzen s novel The C [...]

  2. 4 19 17 update I appreciate that so many people have liked this review and or commented on it, whether we agree or not Please know that I will not be interacting with any comments as I remember almost nothing about this novel other than the repulsion I felt toward it I cannot add anything worthwhile to a discussion or engage in any intelligent discourse unless I read it again which I think we all know I am not going to do That being said, anyone using the comments section to make a personal atta [...]

  3. While reading The Corrections I really understood the meaning of schadenfreude because I despised almost every character in this book so much that the miserable their lives got, the enjoyment I took from it And when a shotgun was introduced late in the novel, I read the rest of it with my fingers crossed while muttering Please please please please please please in the hope that at least one of those pitiful shits would end up taking a load of buckshot to the face.The Lambert s are a Midwestern [...]

  4. And when the event, the big change in your life, is simply an insight isn t that a strange thing That absolutely nothing changes except that you see things differently and you re less fearful and less anxious and generally stronger as a result isn t it amazing that a completely invisible thing in your head can feel realer than anything you ve experienced before You see things clearly and you know that you re seeing them clearly And it comes to you that this is what it means to love life, this [...]

  5. My first Franzen.Really I don t even know how to start this review I could begin, I suppose, by discussing the pure perfection of his writing It is REALLY DAMN GOOD If I could break reviews down into little sections, he d get 10 stars for his style technique Excellent.On the other hand, I can t give this a full 5 stars Or can I Yeah, it was well written The depth of the characters and the storyline maybe just a hair short of phenomenal YetWhy do I bother with fiction I feel guilty, as if I shoul [...]

  6. JONATHAN FRANZEN S TOP TEN RULES FOR WRITERS as given to The Guardian on 20 Feb 2010 with additional commenty comments by me 1 The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator.Hmm, well, maybe I can t think Hugh Selby had very friendly thoughts when he wrote his brilliant Last Exit to Brooklyn, it reads like he wants to shove all of us into a landfill site and have done with the human race But quite often that s a good attitude for a writer to have Some books you walk around and poke st [...]

  7. Conrad told me that Jonathan Franzen has been quoted as saying he deliberately rips off influential late century American authors such as Pynchon, DeLillo and Roth, but tries to make the prose less difficult, easily consumed.Leaving aside for a moment the irony of that statement in light of his outrage over the Oprah thing, that is retarded Those authors are not great because their writing is accessible when the complexity is removed.It was when one of the main characters in The Corrections was [...]

  8. An open letter to my former copy of The Corrections First I want to tell you that it isn t you, it s me People and books grow apart just like people and people grow apart I remember years ago when I read you that there were certain things about you that I really liked but the truth is, I just wasn t really that into you Yeah, that little stunt with Oprah was pretty cute, and I recall we had a laugh, but I m just at that point in my life where I need to make space for new experiences open myself [...]

  9. Franzen s writing is impeccable Not only does his understanding of complex, familial relationships fascinate me, but his ability to capture these characters all five of them, I might add with such depthI think that is what really drew me in as a reader I mean, these are people who are so flawed emotionally and so utterly selfish inherently, and yet each of them has this capacity for loving one another even while recognizing their inability to stand each other for than five minutes at a time in [...]

  10. I love this novel as much for what it turned out that it wasn t as for what it actually was The opening vignette was a deep dive into the subterranean conflicts of a middle class home in Middle America We re immediately focused on the agony and resentment of the emasculated American male wrought by decades of marriage to a dutiful wife who dutifully domesticates the family and becomes an expert in polishing the fa ade In our initial meeting, the retired Alfred has dug himself such a deep trench [...]

  11. The critics loved The Corrections Published in 2001, it won the National Book Award for fiction for that year and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize a year later It also won or was nominated for a number of other prestigious literary prizes.David Gates wrote in his glowing review in the New York Times that the book had just enough novel of paranoia touches so Oprah won t assign it and ruin Franzen s street cred Wrong, David Oprah not only chose it for her book club but went so far as to proclai [...]

  12. Onvan The Corrections Nevisande Jonathan Franzen ISBN 1841156736 ISBN13 9781841156736 Dar 653 Safhe Saal e Chap 2001

  13. Imagine owning a bonsai tree and snipping, cutting, making small corrections from the plant s growth, guiding it and making it become what you want it to be Imagine an engineer with a sharpened pencil making schematics and rigidly following mathematical, precise principles, forming a design that fits a specific purpose and allows for only infinitesimal error.But these ways of making corrections are not ways to deal with humans, this is not how people exist, there are no hard fast rules, no black [...]

  14. Ein Schei haufen kommt selten allein.In diesem Buch ist nicht nur 1 Haufen vorhanden, der einem unentwegt um die Ohren fliegt Von dieser Sorte sind sehr viel versteckt, ber die man st ndig stolpert Irgendwann ist man es leid, sich dauernd die Schuhe abzuwischen Das ist an und f r sich nicht mein Schreibstil, bernehme hier nur die F kalsprache des Autors.Worum es geht, ist schnell erz hlt Warum man dazu 780 Seiten braucht, erschlie t sich wohl nur Jonathan Franzen.Mutter Enid liebt ihren Alfred s [...]

  15. Gunter gleiben glauchen globenAll rightI got somethin to say no serenade, no fire brigade, just pyromania Def Leppard, Rock of Ages, 1982 Despite Herr Franzen s picturesque prose and stellar structuring, I could not get past the gloomy, grating, grinding, megalomaniacal, monomaniacal, hypochondriacal, nymphomaniacal bitching, bemoaning, boohooing, bleating and bloated backbiting and bullshit of this family full of neurotic whiners, stretching from the Midwest to the Northeast for an entire 653 p [...]

  16. Dear Mr Franzen,Please be so good as to kindly go unfug yourself.Sincerely,The fabulous Edith Wharton

  17. I enjoyed reading this book It is one of those rare instances when I fully agree to all those blurbs written in the front and back covers of a book No wonder that The Millions Reader s Choice voted this book as 1 novel of this decade 2000 2009 that is now about to end It is also in the 501 Must Read Books, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Time 100, Oprah Selections and won the National Book Award This book was published in 2001 at around the same time as when 9 11 happened Since this boo [...]

  18. I m writing this review in response to Kate s review, which tore it up with a lot of intelligent points I feel the need to respond because I loved this book, and even re read it about a year ago.One point Kate makes is that this book is full of rotten characters and some of them don t stand up off the page My mother s main complaint, too, was that the characters weren t nice I d agree that there are a couple characters who are flimsy mainly, SPOILER, the couple Denise has her thing with , but th [...]

  19. From start to finish on my third time through this book my first experiencing it through text and not audio I was struck anew at not only the bleak, hilarious story it tells but at the beauty of the writing, at the way Franzen knows how to turn a phrase One thing I kind of noticed on my own but had my eye made aware of by a New York Times review of the book was how meta fictive the book is The Times or whatever publication it was I found on the internet as I obsessed over this book pointed out [...]

  20. I loved Franzen s Freedom and really couldn t wait to get into this novel I listened to this on audiobook it helped that my favourite reader, George Guidall, recorded this in unabridged form George does a brilliant job, as he always does The story is long and complex and funny and sad It has the right mix of obnoxious characters and those who evoke sympathy I liked it and I loved bits of it The last part of the book was brilliant and in the end I was really sad I d finished it.

  21. I can t think of a single other book where I got to end and wanted to ask someone for my time back Most books that I ve strongly disliked or thought were crap were genre books, typically short and relatively fast reads At close to 600 pages, there is nothing short or fast about The Corrections, and nothing to savour in its slowness either.The story about a depressingly typical and dysfunctional, middle class Middle American family from the 60s to the present is a thief It steals your time, your [...]

  22. On the other hand, there are IMPULSIVELY READABLE works of fiction The much appreciated The Corrections is a prime example of what can occur if all you do is describe members of a family it is not even all that dysfunctional which is why the pathos is all too real The Lamberts have a fallen patriarch, a mother who is on the verge of being taken under by her spouse in other words, she s The Mother , a sibling who cares too much, another one too little, a younger sister who may be a workaholic The [...]

  23. An Opportunity to Make A Few CorrectionsI read The Corrections pre Good Reads and originally rated it four stars.I wanted to re read and review it, before starting Freedom.I originally dropped it a star because I thought there was something unsatisfying about the whole Lithuanian adventure.Perhaps, when I re read it, I wouldn t object to it as much and I could improve my rating.Having just finished it, I could probably add a half star, but I m not ready to give it five.Second time around, the Vi [...]

  24. I didn t like The Corrections I didn t like or care about any of the characters Seems like I ve been reading about the prototypical dysfunctional American family for decades This one was humorless and boring Probably because the characters lacked personality.I know most people loved it or said they did, I ve already heard all the arguments defending it.

  25. I find myself of two minds after finally getting around to reading The Corrections While Franzen is undoubtedly a supremely talented writer, I can t help but feel that what could have been a legitimate classic novel was ruined by the author s idiosyncrasies Unlike most people, my complaints don t lie in the novel s hyper sexuality or its cast of unlikable characters Sex in literature has never bothered me as long as it serves to advance the plot in some way which, I believe, it does here and I p [...]

  26. Jonathan Franzen, you bespectacled metrosexual, you What a great book 4.5 stars Now hang with me, I know this book is pretty divisive HERE S WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK at some point in your life, you will make a very difficult decision on how to provide medical hospice care for an aging, ailing family member Most likely that family member will be a parent or a Baby Boomer , and that decision will not be accepted not by the member, not by your siblings The decision will most likely occur at an [...]

  27. You know all those things that we never stop carrying inside us but we d rather die than let them out into the world Those dialogues we keep having with the little voices inside our heads that we refuse to admit even to ourselves that they exist That s exactly what The Corrections is about Jonathan Franzen writes about a typical american family that could be yours or mine since, nowadays, there isn t much difference between the american and the non american families of the western world, thank H [...]

  28. Being a writer can make you an extremely poor and biased reader Over the years, as fears and frustrations keep piling up, you re tempted to dismiss contemporary masters, geniuses writing at the same day and age as you do why should you endure the pain of realizing you ll never be that great And yet I ve always known that if I gave in to this ungenerous voice, and refrained from reading as avidly as I do, I d become an even worse writer than the one I fear I am in my darkest moments.This was a fa [...]

  29. That s right, Jonathan Franzen yesterday on my lunch break I powered through and finally finished your 550 page ode to being an unsatisfied ex Midwesterner.For the most part, I m glad I didn t just quit reading it It starts with a section on the parents, then does one on each of the kids before coming back to the parents and then jumping around a bit as they re all home trying to get home for one last Christmas together I m glad I finished it out for one reason I actually did enjoy the section a [...]

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