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    The Discomfort Zone A Personal History (E–pub/E–book) ´ Jonathan Franzen Franzen is a good writer but leaves you with that nagging feeling that you wouldn't like him if you met him He's awfully self absorbed Still I really enjoyed this dream he relates and he seems to be aware there's much truth in it“I had a nightmare about the Averys’ sweet tempered German shepherd Ina In the d

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Free read The Discomfort Zone A Personal History ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ing marriage the problem of global warming and the life lessons to be learned in watching birdsThese chapters of a Midwestern youth and a New York adulthood are warmed by the same combination of comic scrutiny and unualified affection that characterize Franzen's fiction but here the main character is the author himself Sparkling daring arrestingly honest The Discomfort Zone narrates the formation of a uniue mind and heart in the crucible of an everyday American family. Jonathan Franzen has come home to St Louis to get his parent s house ready to sell after the death of his mother While he is waiting for it to sell he reflects on the significant moments of his life with particular emphasis on his childhood The language in the book is beautiful and it is well constructed but for me the characters were flat and uninteresting For someone who has had such a rich and varied life and writes so well I think he could have come up with interesting things to talk about Even when his marriage is in trouble there is such a sense of distance that it is hard to care about the outcomeI found myself having to force my attention back to the story time and time again On so many levels this is a lovely book but in the end I just didn t care enough If I hadn t been reading it for the committee I probably would have stopped reading it at some point along the way

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Free read The Discomfort Zone A Personal History ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jonathan Franzen arrived late and last in a family of boys in Webster Groves Missouri The Discomfort Zone is his intimate memoir of his growth from a small and fundamentally ridiculous person through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions It's also a portrait of a middle class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America turned away from. I spent the weekend at the beach but I thought I might wind up enjoying something so I brought along the gloomiest Gus in town Jonathan FranzenHere s the thing Franzen is the only mainstream American culture he s been on Oprah and the cover of Time and as far as I m concerned that puts him at Miley Cyrus levels of mainstream for the middle aged class and Western who actually spits venom at the system I appreciate thisHere he unleashes his rage against himself and his various insecurities And as someone who was likewise an oversensitive youth in Middle America I should empathize But instead I see all my least attractive traits on the page And Franzen is enumerating those unattractive traits as his unattractive traits I don t need to read thatAnd then he mopes about girls he crushed over at a distance as a teenager This is a bad habit I mostly successfully purged Yet somehow he felt the need to publish this while at the same time thankfully thankfully and how afraid I was he was going to go there sparing us the story of losing his virginity He might as well have thoughHarumph There were some good parts in this some parts that would have made outstanding essays in their own right But as a whole I just really didn t give much of a shit

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Free read The Discomfort Zone A Personal History ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Its midcentury idealism and became a polarized societyThe story Franzen tells here draws on elements as varied as the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s the effects of Kafka's fiction on his protracted uest to lose his virginity the elaborate pranks that he and his friends orchestrated from the roof of his high school his self inflicted travails in selling his mother's house after her death and the web of connections between his all consum. Unless you are an employee of the New York Times it has become uncool to admit to liking Jonathan FranzenI don t know when Franzen s innate un hipness became official Was it when he announced his mixed feelings about his work being included in Oprah s book club Was it when he wrote his essay on Edith Wharton an article that would go on to become perhaps the most misunderstood piece of nonfiction in the last 10 years Was it when he started bashing Kindles and Twitter Was it perhaps when he wrote an essay included in this collection in which he professes in detail his love of bird watching Maybe it was when his latest essay was published on his admiration of Karl Kraus and his disdain for and let s face it implying that Jeff Bezos is the anti christ was just a tad harshMore likely though it was a culmination of all these things as well as a few misguided editorial rants written by people who have clearly not read Franzen s work which heavily suggested Franzen is responsible for misogyny in the publishing industry If you re into word association some of the most common adjectives that come up when I talk with friends about Franzen are in no particular order asshole pretentious technophobe and in so many words that guys who knew David Foster WallaceIn spite of all this I have always had and continue to have a deep admiration of Franzen s work and further I think the ualities I like most about what he does are displayed perfectly in this short collection of essays which has in my opinion been mislabeled as a memoir or in Franzen s words A Personal History It is the brutal honesty Franzen possesses and the beautiful articulation of alienation of self consciousness without unlike most of his contemporaries implementing self consciousness into his prose of ineptitude and anxiety and shame and perhaps most of all guilt The fearlessness reuired of anecdotes like the ones in this book where for instance a pre pubescent Franzen exposes himself to a pair of twin girls who just moved into the house next door the bravery innate in a sentence like I d finally started to love my mother near the end of her life when she was undergoing a year of chemotherapy and radiation and living by herself There is a sternness and a mad pursuit of what his old friend DFW would call the capital T Truth which exists in all of Franzen s work fiction and nonfiction that I identify and sympathize with And the fact that he is so misunderstood that critics condescendingly refer to him as a neo Luddite that he is ridiculed for his disregard for words not printed on a sheet of paper and that his deep unrelenting passion and concern for the world he lives in and for the people in it with him make it easier for people to laugh him off as a Downer these are things that only prove to endear him further to me There are of course technical concrete reasons to love Franzen s work His uncanny knack to see the hypocrisies and contradictions upon which modern society is founded his nearly flawless prose and his ability to create characters that feel all too real to us regardless of whether or not we like them which is a topic for another day these are all good reasons to explore the man s work and to tune out the critics whom I suspect mostly haven t read it

  • Hardcover
  • 195
  • The Discomfort Zone A Personal History
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • English
  • 19 August 2018
  • 9780374299194