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The Discomfort Zone : A Personal History [SIGNED]

Franzen, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 0002008297 / ISBN 13: 9780002008297
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2006
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Bag End Books (MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada)

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This is a fine copy (bumping to top and base of spine only) in beige boards with gold, gilt lettering on the spine in a fine, unclipped dust jacket showing a price of $29.95. SIGNED - NOT INSCRIBED - BY JONATHAN FRANZEN ON THE TITLE PAGE. This is the first edition, so stated on the copyright page, first printing with a full number line down to "1". This is a tight, clean copywith no markings of any kind. Brodart protected. N° de ref. de la librería 001447

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Título: The Discomfort Zone : A Personal History [...

Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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As Jonathan Franzen tells it, he was the kind of boy who was afraid of spiders,school dances, urinals, music teachers, boomerangs, popular girls and his parents.He had nothing against geeky kids except a desperate fear of being taken forone of them, a fate which would result in instant Social Death. Approachingpuberty the way a fraud artist confronts a particularly tough scam, he pretended tobe a kid who naturally said “shit” and who didn’t enjoy calculations on his new six functionTexas Instrument calculator.

The Discomfort Zone is Franzen’stale of growing up squirming in his own über-sensitive skin. It’s a multi-layeredtour de force that daringly cascades from single moments into a domino-like discourseof sometimes truculent, sometimes piercing, always entertaining investigationand insight. Whether he’s writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christianyouth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka’s fiction on his own protractedquest to lose his virginity, or the web of connections between birdwatching, hisall-consuming marriage and the problem of global warming, Franzen is always feelinglyengaged with the world we live in now. Franzen’s personal history of a Midwesternyouth and New York adulthood is warmed by the same blend of comic scrutinyand affection that characterize his fiction; the result is an arresting portrait of aman, his family and his time.

About the Author:

JONATHAN FRANZEN is the author of four novels, The Twenty-Seventh City, Strong Motion, The Corrections, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, and Freedom; a collection of non-fiction, How to Be Alone; and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. He has been named one of the Granta 20 Best Novelists Under 40 and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Harper’s. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.

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