How to be alone : essays
(CD Audiobook)

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New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2002.
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CD Audiobook
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8 sound discs (ca. 9 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Now in How to be Alone, discover the personal narratives and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections.The audiobook How to be Alone features Franzen's reading of a moving narrative of his father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease (which won a National Magazine Award and has been reprinted around the world).Although his essays range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each essay wrestles with essential themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America.Here, in 14 essays, are 14 fresh answers to the question of how to be alone in a noisy and distracting mass culture. These essays show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.
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0743528301 :
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9780743528306

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An unabridged recording of the book read by the author and Brian d'Arcy James.
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Presents fourteen essays about the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern America.
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Compact discs.
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Compact disc.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Franzen, J., & James, B. D. (2002). How to be alone: essays. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Franzen, Jonathan and Brian D'Arcy. James. 2002. How to Be Alone: Essays. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Franzen, Jonathan and Brian D'Arcy. James, How to Be Alone: Essays. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Franzen, Jonathan., and Brian D'Arcy James. How to Be Alone: Essays. New York: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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