The Resource The end of the end of the earth : essays, Jonathan Franzen

The end of the end of the earth : essays, Jonathan Franzen

Label
The end of the end of the earth : essays
Title
The end of the end of the earth
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 [this book] 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."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
PUL
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Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R352
LC item number
E64 2018
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Essays
  • Essays
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Target audience
adult
Label
The end of the end of the earth : essays, Jonathan Franzen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The essay in dark times -- Manhattan 1981 -- Why birds matter -- Save what you love -- Capitalism in hyperdrive -- May your life be ruined -- A friendship -- A rooting interest -- Ten rules for the novelist -- Missing -- The regulars -- Invisible losses -- 9/13/01 -- Postcards from East Africa -- The end of the end of the Earth -- Xing ped
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780374147938
Lccn
2018017731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028738082
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019930390
  • (OCoLC)on1019930390
Label
The end of the end of the earth : essays, Jonathan Franzen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The essay in dark times -- Manhattan 1981 -- Why birds matter -- Save what you love -- Capitalism in hyperdrive -- May your life be ruined -- A friendship -- A rooting interest -- Ten rules for the novelist -- Missing -- The regulars -- Invisible losses -- 9/13/01 -- Postcards from East Africa -- The end of the end of the Earth -- Xing ped
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780374147938
Lccn
2018017731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028738082
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019930390
  • (OCoLC)on1019930390

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