(Jonathan Franzen) [PDF] ê Philip Weinstein


Ts that will spoil the enjoyment of discoveryMy advice would be to pass on this book unless you have read all of Franzen s on this book unless you have read all of Franzen s But if you have then there is no need to read this unless you need fodder for a book report of your ownThis one gets fodder for a book report of your ownThis one gets stars I feel a bit ambivalent about this book It s certainly readable mostly but somewhat rolix and a rather heavy going example of academic literary criticism I ve enjoyed Franzen s last 3 novels and I enjoyed reading Weinstein s in depth accounts of them but I m not sure that overall I learned a great deal about Franzen himself in what is billed as a critical biography Based on ersonal correspondence and interviews it s nevertheless certainly not a conventional cradle to grave biography although there s uite a lot of detail about Franzen s early years and much about his evolution as a writer It s not a flattering ortrait of Franzen as a man although Weinstein seems convinced of his subject s greatness as a writer The examination of the individual novels felt like extended book reviews and became a little tedious and repetitious after a while As Franzen s in mid career it seems a strange time to write this book but it has its merits and will surely appeal to fans of Franzen s writing I m glad I read it and it has indeed deepened my understanding of both the man and his work. Ding connoisseurs on the other that one's fiction has staying ower is high art More acutely how did Franzen move from the rage that animates his first two novels to the generous comic stance of the later novels on which his reputation restsWrestling with these uestio. .
Ting to find in my book a standard biography of Jonathan Franzen will be disappointed This would not be an issue had the description in started with this will be disappointed This would not be an issue had the description in started with this Instead it said Jonathan Franzen The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today s most important novelists Unfortunately Weinstein s warning was accurateThis is not a biography of Jonathan Franzen If readers know anything about Franzen then they know than this book will reveal The Comedy of Rage is simply a book report Weinstein writes about the books and stories Franzen has written and gives a detailed critiue of each Any reference to Franzen s life is only an attempt to tie the writing to the man as any novelist knows a writers work may have a reflection of one s life but iis not a one to one correlationThe analysis of the characters in each of Franzen s novels is somewhat interesting but why not just read the novels for yourself Weinstein writes as if this is a aper being Killer Games presented to a gathering of Englishrofessors and he needs to impress them with his grasp of language Franzen s novels are complex challenging and literary A book report does not need to beThe other warning that should have come with this book is that it is full of spoilers If a reader has not read Franzen especially his newest Purity Weinstein reveals way too many lot oin. Ses and roblems of his life and art from his earliest fiction to his most recent novel PurityFranzen's work raises major uestions life and art from his earliest fiction to his most recent novel PurityFranzen's work raises major uestions the ossibilities of contemporary fiction how does one appeal to a wide audience of mainstream readers on the one hand while ersua. One writer appraising and analyzing another doesn t ass for biography or even Entertainment Too Much Name Too much name familiarity and yet boring distanced observations leave this reader cold Non grazie Like others have complained this book suffers from false advertising There s very little biographical information about Franzen you d robably have better luck doing a Google search if you want that The book doesn t even mention Franzen s birth date which I found baffling However as the reface explains this book is of a critical analysis of Franzen s writing In fact the whole reface felt like the author holding up his hands saying Whoa whoa whoawhat s on the book jacket is not exactly what s in this book at all If you do like critical analysis of Franzen s writing you might enjoy this I was hoping to find behind the scenes information like Franzen s writing rocess writing habits ublishing details and other similar things stuff you find in publishing details and other similar things stuff you find in author biographies and sadly this book is just not that So that s either the fault of the book or just me having different wants than what the book gives and thus maybe I m not the right reader for this the few chapters that aren t analyses of his books are better than the many that are A high brow book reportIn the introduction to this book Weinstein writes Mein Erster Mörder persons attemp. Jonathan Franzen The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today's most important novelists Drawing on unpublished emails and bothublished and rivate interviews Philip Weinstein conveys the feel and heft of Franzen's voice as he onders the urpo. ,


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    (Jonathan Franzen) [PDF] ê Philip Weinstein Philip Weinstein Í 6 CHARACTERS A high brow book reportIn the introduction to this book Weinstein writes “persons attempting to find in my book a standard biography of Jonathan Franzen will be disappointed” This would not be an issue had the description in started with this line Instead it said “Jonathan Franzen The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today’s most important novelists” Unfortunately Weinstein’s warning was accurateThis is

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    DOWNLOAD Jonathan Franzen (Jonathan Franzen) [PDF] ê Philip Weinstein READ ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Philip Weinstein Like others have complained this book suffers from false advertising There's very little biographical information about Franzen you'd probably have better luck doing a Google search if you want that The book doesn't even mention Franzen's bir

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    (Jonathan Franzen) [PDF] ê Philip Weinstein READ ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Philip Weinstein One writer appraising and analyzing another doesn't pass for biography or even entertainment Too much name dropping familiarity and yet boring distanced observations leave this reader cold Non grazie

  4. says: (Jonathan Franzen) [PDF] ê Philip Weinstein DOWNLOAD Jonathan Franzen

    DOWNLOAD Jonathan Franzen READ ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Philip Weinstein Philip Weinstein Í 6 CHARACTERS I feel a bit ambivalent about this book It’s certainly readable – mostly – but somewhat prolix and a rather heavy going example of academic literary criticism I’ve enjoyed Franzen’s last 3 novels and I enjoyed reading Weinstein’s in depth accounts of them but I’m not sure that overall I learned a great deal about Franzen himself in what is billed as a critical biography Based on personal correspondence and intervi

  5. says: (Jonathan Franzen) [PDF] ê Philip Weinstein READ ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Philip Weinstein Philip Weinstein Í 6 CHARACTERS

    (Jonathan Franzen) [PDF] ê Philip Weinstein the few chapters that aren't analyses of his books are better than the many that are

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