• Français Corrections (les)

    Jonathan Franzen

    La famille Lambert est une famille comme les autres : derrière son apparente bonhomie se cachent des désirs parfois inavouables... De déchirures en réconciliations, Enid, Alfred et leurs trois enfants tentent de donner un sens à leurs contradictions. Et si on ne naissait que pour corriger les erreurs de ses parents ? Un roman-fleuve à l'humour féroce, dont la puissance balaye tout sur son passage.

  • Français Freedom

    Jonathan Franzen

    Patty, Richard et Walter. Ils étaient libres. Libres de s'aimer, de se perdre, de choisir la vie dont ils rêvaient. Aujourd'hui, les espoirs l'ont cédé à l'amertume. Patty a épousé Walter et est devenue mère au foyer. Les enfants partis, Walter s'investit dans l'écologie et Patty se laisse submerger par le quotidien. Un jour Richard réapparaît et avec lui la question : avons-nous fait les bons choix ?

  • Français Purity

    Jonathan Franzen

    Elle s'appelle Purity, alias Pip. Comme pour échapper au poids de son prénom, elle vit dans un squat à Oakland et désire le mari d'une autre. Fruit d'une mère étouffante et d'un père inconnu, un peu paumée, un peu dépravée, Pip aimerait savoir d'où elle vient et où elle va. Andreas Wolf pourrait-il l'aider ? Hacker surmédiatisé et terriblement séduisant, il a un fonds de commerce : la pureté.

  • Louis Holland ne s'est jamais entendu avec sa soeur, ne comprend pas sa mère et connaît à peine son excentrique grand-mère. Première victime d'une série de tremblements de terre qui ébranlent Boston, elle laisse vingt-deux millions de dollars, provoquant déchirures et affrontements dans le clan. Et une énigme hante Louis : qu'est-ce qui provoque ces séismes dans cette zone normalement stable ?

  • « Vous pouvez continuer d'espérer que la catastrophe est évitable, et éprouver toujours plus de frustration et de colère face à l'inaction du monde. Ou vous pouvez accepter que le désastre est pour demain, et commencer à reconsidérer ce que cela veut dire d'espérer ».

    Romancier célébré, Jonathan Franzen est également un brillant essayiste et le prouve dans ce recueil composé de textes écrits entre 2001 et 2019. À travers des récits personnels et des réflexions plus vastes sur l'Amérique, le réchauffement climatique, la littérature ou les nouvelles technologies, Franzen nous pousse à interroger notre rôle dans la marche du monde.

    Aujourd'hui, ses mots résonnent d'un écho particulier. Comment réagir face à l'inéluctable ? Jonathan Franzen décrit la lutte qui se joue en chacun de nous entre l'optimisme béat, le déni et le pessimisme, proposant une voie médiane : celle du pragmatisme combatif.

  • The climate change is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can''t prevent it. ''Today, the scientific evidence verges on irrefutable. If you''re younger than sixty, you have a good chance of witnessing the radical destabilization of life on earth-massive crop failures, apocalyptic fires, imploding economies, epic flooding, hundreds of millions of refugees fleeing regions made uninhabitable by extreme heat or permanent drought. If you''re under thirty, you''re all but guaranteed to witness it. If you care about the planet, and about the people and animals who live on it, there are two ways to think about this. You can keep on hoping that catastrophe is preventable, and feel ever more frustrated or enraged by the world''s inaction. Or you can accept that disaster is coming, and begin to rethink what it means to have hope.'' This is Jonathan Franzen''s controversial New Yorker essay, published as a single volume that discusses a planet on the cusp of and what and how individuals can respond to that.

  • Une famille ordinaire du Missouri puritain des années 1970. Une mère possessive, un père désabusé. Deux fils : un hippie révolté et Jonathan Franzen himself, adolescent mal dans sa peau, équipé de " biceps en fromage blanc ", exclu du club très fermé des gars cool du lycée, craignant les filles, mais vouant une passion délirante à Thomas Mann, à Charlie Brown et à Snoopy...

  • - Avec la plume du romancier et le regard lucide de l'autofiction, l'auteur des Corrections nous raconte les débuts de la maladie d'Alzheimer de son père, sa compréhension de l'époque et son enfance dans une banlieue du Missouri. Il explore ainsi les contradictions de la nostalgie, la répression des tabous et la lente disparition de la vie, au travers de 3 textes très personnels qui avaient été publiés dans Pourquoi s'en faire ? en 2003.

    - Né en 1959 dans l'Illinois, Jonathan Franzen s'est imposé sur la scène littéraire contemporaine avec Les Corrections, qui a obtenu le National Book Award 2001. Le New Yorker le classe dans sa liste des vingt écrivains les plus marquants du XXIe siècle.
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  • CROSSROADS - A KEY TO ALL MYTHOLOGIES Nouv.

    PRE-ORDER NOW Set in a historical moment of moral crisis, Crossroads - the first instalment of the trilogy A Key to All Mythologies - is the stunning foundation of a sweeping investigation of human mythologies, as the Hildebrandt family navigate the political and social crosscurrents of of the past fifty years A Daily Mail Most Anticipated Book of 2021 - A Guardian Most Anticipated Book of 2021 - A Times Most Ancipated Book of 2021 - A Glasgow Herald Most Anticipated Book of 2021 It''s December 23, 1971, and the Hildebrandt family is at a crossroads. The patriarch, Russ, the associate pastor of a suburban Chicago church, is poised to break free of a marriage he finds joyless - unless his brilliant and unstable wife, Marion, breaks free of it first. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college afire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem''s sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high school class, has veered into the era''s counterculture, while their younger brother Perry, fed up with selling pot to support his drug habit, has firmly resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate. By turns comic and harrowing, a tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense which is complete in itself, Crossroads is the first volume of a trilogy that will span three generations and trace the inner life of our culture through the present day. Jonathan Franzen''s gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident.

  • The winner of the National Book Award, the New York Times No.1 Bestseller and the worldwide literary sensation, 'The Corrections' has established itself as a truly great American novel. It will be repackaged and promoted as part of Perennial's fiction promotion in 2008.

  • 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 vigour 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.

  • La nomination de Jammu à la tête de la police de Saint Louis ne laisse personne indifférent : que vient faire dans cette ville perdue une jeune femme d'origine indienne, belle et mystérieuse, dont les méthodes, dit-on, sont peu orthodoxes ? Quand une sombre affaire de corruption alimente la méfiance ambiante, le rêve américain se transforme en comédie noire...

  • CROSSROADS - A KEY TO ALL MYTHOLOGIES Nouv.

    It''s December 23, 1971, and the Hildebrandt family is at a crossroads. The patriarch, Russ, the associate pastor of a suburban Chicago church, is poised to break free of a marriage he finds joyless-unless his brilliant and unstable wife, Marion, breaks free of it first. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college afire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem''s sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high school class, has veered into the era''s counterculture, while their younger brother Perry, fed up with selling pot to support his drug habit, has firmly resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate. Universally recognized as the leading novelist of his generation, Jonathan Franzen is often described as a teller of family stories. Only now, though, in Crossroads , has he given us a novel in which a family, in all the intricacy of its workings, is truly at the center. By turns comic and harrowing, a tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, Crossroads is the first volume of a trilogy, A Key to All Mythologies , that will span three generations and trace the inner life of our culture through the present day. Complete in itself, set in a historical moment of moral crisis, and reaching back to the early twentieth century, Crossroads serves as a foundation for a sweeping investigation of human mythologies, as the Hildebrandt family navigates the political, intellectual, and social crosscurrents of the past fifty years. Jonathan Franzen''s gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads .

  • Louis Holland arrives in Boston to strange happenings - in one, an earthquake kills his grandmother. During a feud over the inheritance Louis falls in love with Renee, a seismologist, whose discoveries about the earthquakes complicate everything.

  • A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like 'a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.' For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide acclaim, Franzen has led a second life as a risk-taking essayist. Now, at a moment when technology has inflamed tribal hatreds and the planet is beset by unnatural calamities, he is back with a new collection of essays that recall us to more humane ways of being in the world. Franzen's great loves are literature and birds, and The End of the End of the Earth is a passionate argument for both. Where the new media tend to confirm one's prejudices, he writes, literature 'invites you to ask whether you might be somewhat wrong, maybe even entirely wrong, and to imagine why someone else might hate you.' Whatever his subject, Franzen's essays are always skeptical of received opinion, steeped in irony, and frank about his own failings. He's frank about birds, too (they kill 'everything imaginable'), but his reporting and reflections on them-on seabirds in New Zealand, warblers in East Africa, penguins in Antarctica-are both a moving celebration of their beauty and resilience and a call to action to save what we love. Calm, poignant, carefully argued, full of wit, The End of the End of the Earth provides a welcome breath of hope and reason.

  • The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

  • " Mon troisième roman, Les Corrections, sur lequel j'avais travaillé durant de nombreuses années, a été publié une semaine avant l'effondrement du World Trade Center.
    C'était un moment où il semblait que les voix de l'ego et du commerce étaient en devoir de se taire - un moment où vous vouliez, selon la formule de Nick Carraway, que "le monde soit en uniforme et dans une sorte de garde-à-vous moral à tout jamais". Néanmoins, les affaires sont les affaires. Quarante-huit heures après la catastrophe, je donnais de nouveau des interviews. " Politiques, polémiques ou personnels, ces neuf essais s'efforcent chacun de résoudre une contradiction : entre l'art et la culture de masse, le besoin d'intimité et l'empire de la publicité, la médicalisation à outrance et le sens tragique de la vie, la puissance " impériale " de l'Amérique et son incapacité à protéger la dignité humaine.
    Si Jonathan Franzen se tourne vers la littérature, c'est moins pour y chercher des références que des solutions expérimentales comme si Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Pynchon ou William Gaddis étaient là pour nous rappeler que la fiction est le laboratoire de la réalité.

  • 'The Harper's Essay' is reprinted in this volume alongside personal essays and painstaking, often funny reportage. Although his subjects range widely, each piece wrestles with the erosion of civic life and private dignity, and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern America.

  • A novelist presents newly translated and annotated works of the Viennese satirist who was celebrated by Franz Kafka for his willingness to express unpopular opinions, including the media's manipulation of reality and the dehumanizing nature of technology. 30,000 first printing.

  • Anglais Farther away

    Jonathan Franzen

    The award-winning author of Freedom presents a collection of recent essays and speeches that consider the human and literary themes that have shaped his life, exploring such topics as a violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, the suicide of David Foster Wallace and the ways in which technology has changed how people express love. 60,000 first printing.

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