Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book

3,65 valoración promedio
( 3.376 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780061692062: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land.

In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe—protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—we’ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century.

Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance of a writer at the absolute height of his powers. 

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: It’s been eight years since we last saw Frank Bascombe, successfully selling real estate in New Jersey, easing into his mid-50s at the conclusion of Richard Ford’s celebrated trilogy (The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land). Ford clearly had more to say about his man Frank. In the four connected novellas that comprise the touching and humorous Let Me Be Frank With You —like a coda to the trilogy—we see Frank confronting his aging self and, at the same time, a New Jersey coastline recently ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. In some ways, he’s the same old Frank: an admitted “malcontent,” cranky and kvetching, but funny and, mostly, a good guy. Speaking of being frank, I must admit: as a fan of the trilogy (especially the first two), I was doubtful that I’d care about the first-world problems of rich and retired Frank Bascombe, now on the verge of 70. But there’s a creeping sadness that infuses these stories, and a little bit of rage, as in raging against the dying light. Frank is successful, but he doesn’t seem all that satisfied. Friendship is overrated, he claims. “None of us... are really designed to have that many friends.” It’s touching and at times moving to watch Frank both resist and acknowledge “death’s processional onset ... the final, thrilling dips of the roller coaster.” In the end, the ride of life is often a waiting game. Says Frank: “Time fixes things, mostly.” --Neal Thompson

From the Back Cover:

A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the celebrated fictional landscape that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe

In his trio of critically acclaimed, bestselling novels—The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/ Faulkner-winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land—Richard Ford, in essence, illuminated the zeitgeist of an entire generation, through the divinings and wit of his now-famous literary chronicler, Frank Bascombe, who is certainly one of the most indelible, provocative, and anticipated characters in modern American literature.

Here, in Let Me Be Frank With You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived—seemingly if not utterly—in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. As in all of the Bascombe books, Ford's guiding spirit is the old comic's maxim that promises if nothing's funny, nothing's truly serious. The desolation of Sandy, which rendered houses, shorelines, and countless lives unmoored and flattened, could scarcely be more serious as the grist for fiction. Yet it is the perfect backdrop and touchstone for Ford—and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash—the tumult of the world we live in.

Through Bascombe—wry, profane, touching, wise, and often inappropriate—we engage in the aspirations and sorrows, longings, achievements, and failings of American life in the morning of the new century. With his trademark candor and brimming wit, Richard Ford brings Bascombe fully back, in all his imperfect glory, to say (often hilariously) what all of us are thinking but few will voice aloud.

Whether you've been a Bascombe insider since The Sportswriter or are encountering Ford's unforgettable inventions newly here, Let Me Be Frank With You is a moving, wondrous, extremely funny odyssey, showcasing the maturity and brilliance of a great writer working at the top of his talents.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Ford, Richard
Editorial: Ecco
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Academic Book Solutions
(Medford, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New, unread, and unused. Nº de ref. de la librería ABS-1528-1077

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,01
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Ford, Richard.
Editorial: Ecco. 1 Cloth(s) (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Daedalus Books
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Estado de conservación: New. (One of the New York Times Book Review's Notable Books of 2014) Returning to the world of Frank Bascombe—that singular chronicler of American life at the center of The Sportswriter, The Lay of the Land, and the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Independence Day—Richard Ford drops us into the chaos and upheaval after Hurricane Sandy tears through suburban Haddam, New Jersey. In these four linked novellas, Bascombe, now 68, seems to thrive in the desolation. Wry, profane, touching, wise, and often inappropriate, Bascombe (and Ford) consider the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements, and failings of Americans in the new century, and is unafraid to say (often hilariously) what many of us are thinking but few will voice aloud. "Caustically hilarious, warmly philosophical, and emotionally lush. In each neatly linked tale, Frank ruminates misanthropically, wittily, and wisely about love, family, friendship, race, politics, and the mystery of the self. Like Frank, Ford certainly is incisively frank, forensically observant, and covertly tender."—Booklist (starred review) 240. Nº de ref. de la librería 64805

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,36
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,25
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Ford, Richard
Editorial: Harper Collins 2014-11-04 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins 2014-11-04, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780061692062B

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,10
De Canada a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Richard Ford
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 36SEQU0009OH

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Ford, Richard
Editorial: Ecco, U.S.A. (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Tapa dura Primera edición Cantidad: 1
Librería
Act 2 Books
(Flemington, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco, U.S.A., 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. 0061692069 A Fine Copy from a Private Collection. Shows no wear. Appears Un-Read. Looks New. Clean, crisp, bright , tight and square. A very handsome edition. NOT Ex-Library. NOT Remainder. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 031718

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Ford, Richard
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2014. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VC-9780061692062

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Richard Ford
Editorial: Ecco Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe--protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate--we ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century. Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance of a writer at the absolute height of his powers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780061692062

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,25
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Ford, Richard
Editorial: Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0061692069

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,01
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,97
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Richard Ford
Editorial: Ecco Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe--protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate--we ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century. Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance of a writer at the absolute height of his powers. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780061692062

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,40
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Richard Ford
Editorial: Ecco Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061692069 ISBN 13: 9780061692062
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ecco Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe--protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate--we ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century. Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance of a writer at the absolute height of his powers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780061692062

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda