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How to Be Alone: Essays

How to Be Alone: Essays
Author: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN 13: 9780312422165
ISBN 10: 312422164
Edition: Rev Exp
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $17.00

Here, in fourteen essays, are fourteen fresh answers to the question of how to be alone in a noisy and distracting mass culture.

The New York Times Book Review

[Franzen] starts from the hypothesis, basic to any good novelist's inquiry, that even the simplest, most trivial activities are riven with complexities, and then proceeds, with exemplary ethical seriousness, grouchy stubbornness and silken wit, to break those complexities down into their moral, psychological and historical components.