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    The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen Sigh Franzen can write He is intelligent His nonfiction is just not my cup of tea There is an authorial distance I find offputting but I understand why he might write with that distance As a whole the collection is uneven There is a set of rules for the novelist that feels like he jotted some ideas on a napkin and included them in the book The essay on Edith Wharton yikes He spends uite some time discussing that she was unattracti

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    read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary ”If you stand in a forest in Southeast Asia you may hear and then begin to feel in your chest a deep rhythmic whooshing It sounds meteorologic

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    The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary Before you denigrate yourself for picking up a collection of essays instead of a novel Franzen makes a brazen argument early on in The End of t

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    The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary The two prevalent themes in this collection of essays by the celebrated fiction writer are climate change and birds They often crop up in tandem too and sometimes unexpectedly interrupt the discourse on another sub

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    The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen read & download The End of the End of the Earth Birds birds birds birds birds and birds listen to the cover not the blurb Most of these texts deal with the before mentioned flying animals how they are threatened what it means to Franzen to be a birdwatcher and why birds are generally awesome In my opinion Franzen is also generally awesome but the bird overload in this

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    Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen Reading this book was a bit like being chained to a radiator for 5 hours while an old eccentric yells at you about birds

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    read & download The End of the End of the Earth The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary Reading Franzen is always a good idea

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    read & download The End of the End of the Earth The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen I don't feel the need to read every essay in this collection but I do feel the need to defend Edith Wharton's honor I also have a personal anecdote about running into Franzenor Franzen running into me In 2012 which was the 150th anniversary of Wharton's birth Franzen wrote a piece about her for The New Yorker entitled A Rooting Int

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    read & download The End of the End of the Earth Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary The End of the End of the Earth) [Pdf/E–book] Æ Jonathan Franzen By any measure Jonathan Franzen is a fortunate man For one thing he has a God given talent for writing both fiction and non He has not been without controversy but has managed to rise above it and when he churns out one of his lengthy involving

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    read & download The End of the End of the Earth Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen The cover is accurate there are LOTS of birds in these essays Unless you’re a birdwatcher or have a burning interest in

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read & download The End of the End of the Earth

The End of the End of the Earth review ´ 109 read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary 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 loveCalm poignant carefully argued full of wit The End of the End of the Earth provides a welcome breath of hope and reaso. By any measure Jonathan Franzen is a fortunate man For one thing he has a God given talent for writing both fiction and non He has not been without controversy but has managed to rise above it and when he churns out one of his lengthy involving novels every seven years or so is rewarded with a loyal readership Another way in which he is lucky is that he has an all consuming passion he loves birds Anyone favored with such an interest can be considered lucky Having something to aim for to pursue gives life flavor and brightness Because of his success as an author he has time as well as means to pursue this passion and many of these essays share his experiences in far flung places if only to add to his list of birds he has encountered He knows as much as can be known about the habits and fates of his winged uarry whether they be in Albania or even Antarctica But I must admit that since I don t share his enthusiasm to his extent who does I enjoyed the personal glimpses into his life that he intermittently shares I liked finding out the fate of his misplaced suitcase in the Jet Blue terminal at JFK than his uest to track down the Saint Lucia Oriole

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The End of the End of the Earth review ´ 109 read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary 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 calami ties he is back with a new collection of essays that r. Before you denigrate yourself for picking up a collection of essays instead of a novel Franzen makes a brazen argument early on in The End of the End of the Earth for its importance the essay s in our lives in Litland as a whole An essay is a mirror to the writer to society to the reader He gives it a valid worth these little nuggins are all worth their weight in goldPlease go read The Corrections yeah even Freedom has its good parts But essays Like what personal stuff apart from the writer s autobiography there s a little bit of that obviously do I really need to take away Jeez the I read about affluence and a sustained type of it the I m left peeved Like I will listen to you buddy Even admire the way your argument is meticulously flouncy but in serious ahem masterful prose It is your right your privilege Mr Franzen to explore the theme of birdsbirdwatching to Death as well as global warming Sep 11 travelogues bird statistics like those of an impatient kiddo with his computer like wealth of useless info about dinosaurs distant cousins to birds literary critiues He gives us a few tidbits on the writer s way and even littler on his own poeticsStill what an amazing writer Impressive organization of factoids of subjects he finds fascinating In this world of Trump hate and HUMAN not raptor or seagull migration

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The End of the End of the Earth review ´ 109 read & download Ú E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen µ 9 summary Ecall us to humane ways of being in the worldFranzen’s great loves are literature and birds and The End of the End of the Earth 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. The two prevalent themes in this collection of essays by the celebrated fiction writer are climate change and birds They often crop up in tandem too and sometimes unexpectedly interrupt the discourse on another subject Birds are certainly the author s passion they represent his hobby he s a lister he says keeping records of every bird he sees and sub dividing his lists to ensure he can track his captures by timeline and global warming and all its resultant ills seems to be the nightmare scenario he s long feared but now accepts as inevitable To me there was rather too much of both subjects here and I was particularly irked when one or another upset the flow of an essay I was particularly enjoying Those I liked best involve people he remembers fondly and reflections on time spent with them he s really good at isolating precisely what it is about these people that made such an impression on him In Manhattan 1981 A Friendship the title essay itself these are the elements that stood out for me Of course everything is well written you d expect no less but there weren t enough pieces here that really grabbed me What I was left with was an impression of a man with relatively narrow interests and an unhealthy habit of sharing rather too many of his twitching adventuresIf you re particularly intrigued by these subjects or you just want to spend some time in the hands of an expert wordsmith then this is certainly a collection worth seeking out Or maybe read the pieces over a prolonged period in between and amongst other books you re playing with it might just be that the total immersion I executed just isn t the best way to experience this collection My sincere thanks to Farrar Straus and Giroux and NetGalley for supplying a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Hardcover
  • 230
  • The End of the End of the Earth
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • English
  • 03 August 2019
  • 9780374147938