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The Corrections

By Jonathan Franzen

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| Hardcover | 9780374100124

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Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious about her husband, Alfred. Maybe it's the medication that he takes for his Parkinson's disease, or maybe it's his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, un Continue

Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious about her husband, Alfred. Maybe it's the medication that he takes for his Parkinson's disease, or maybe it's his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, unspeakable acts. More and more often, he doesn't seem to understand a word Enid says.

Trouble is also brewing in the live of Enid's three grown children. Her older son, Gary, a banker in Philadelphia, has turned cruel and materialistic. The middle child, Chip, has quit his exciting job as a professor at D---- College and moved to New York City, where he seems to be pursuing a "transgressive" lifestyle and writing some sort of screenplay. Meanwhile the baby of the family, Denise, has escaped her disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man -- or so Gary hints.

Enid, who loves to have fun, can still look forward to a final family Christmas and to the ten-day Nordic Pleasurelines Luxury Full Color Cruise that she and Alfred are about to embark on. But ever these few remaining pleasures are threatened by her husband's confusion and unsteadiness. As Alfred's condition worsens, the Lamberts mush face the failures, secrets, and long-buried hurts that haunt them as a family.

Stretching from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of globalized greed, Jonathan Franzen's keenly awaited third novel brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scout and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into wild collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off patenting, do-it- yourself mental healthcare, and New Economy speculation. Deeplymoving, painfully funny, The Corrections confirms Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

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    sembra un po' la trasposizione in romanzo di un film di woody allen in cui l'eloquio è un po' "nevrotico". grande capacità di scrittura. attenzione: perde molto se non viene letto con la dovuta continuità!

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    intero said on Aug 25, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    abbandonato

    Difficile scrivere sul nulla. Franzen ci è riuscito, fra l'altro riuscendo ad annoiarmi in poche pagine.
    Chi ha scritto che questo è un capolavoro ha mai letto Q, Il nome della Rosa o il Conte di Montecristo?
    Mah.

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    Saverio Malatesta said on Aug 21, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Autoconservazione

    Solitamente sottolineo le pagine e i passi migliori dei libri, con Franzen ho rinunciato perché sarebbe stato paradossale sottolineare tutto.

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    Callisto Barél said on Aug 13, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Ci sono rimasta mi sa. Se qualcuno conosce un libro più vero ed emozionante me lo dica (quell'emozionante che ti riempie la pancia e la testa).

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    mementomihi said on Aug 5, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Gran bel romanzo sull'educazione dei figli e l'emancipazione dai genitori, i cambiamenti e le abitudini, le imposizioni e le rivolte, la ristrutturazione neurale e la riscrittura di sceneggiature, le rivoluzioni politiche e i riassesti del mercato gl ...(continue)

    Gran bel romanzo sull'educazione dei figli e l'emancipazione dai genitori, i cambiamenti e le abitudini, le imposizioni e le rivolte, la ristrutturazione neurale e la riscrittura di sceneggiature, le rivoluzioni politiche e i riassesti del mercato globale, le riparazioni casalinghe e le riconversioni industriali.

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    nicce said on Jul 27, 2014 | Add your feedback

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