The End of the End of the Earth by Jonathan Franzen audiobook

The End of the End of the Earth: Essays

By Jonathan Franzen
Read by Robert Petkoff

Macmillan Audio 9780374147938

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250300522

  • ISBN: 9781250300522

Runtime: 6.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for Financial Times Books of the Year, 2018

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections. In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes—both human and literary—that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his complex relationship with his uncle, recounting his young adulthood in New York, or offering an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis, these pieces contain all the wit and disabused realism that we’ve come to expect from Franzen. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day, made more pressing by the current political milieu. The End of the End of the Earth is remarkable, provocative, and necessary.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Robert Petkoff gives voice to the edgy, eclectic, and energetic ideas of National Book Award winner Jonathan Franzen. Petkoff hits the difficult balance between being ironic and earnest that is so characteristic of the author's essays. ...For fans of his fiction and nonfiction alike, this is a title one can dip in and out of on long walks or slow Sunday afternoons. Petkoff makes sure this is an entertaining, as well as contemplative, experience. AudioFile
“Stimulating…Franzen makes for an entertaining, sometimes prickly, but always quotable companion.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Franzen

Author Bio: Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels, including four New York Times bestsellers, and seven works of nonfiction. The Corrections won the National Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Kunste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 6.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English