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The Corrections

By Jonathan Franzen

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| Audio CD | 9780743510004

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The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century -- a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Continue

The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century -- a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain on an affair with a married man -- or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

Stretching from the Midwest at midcentury to the Wall Street and Eastern Europe of today, The Corrections brings an old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibitions into violent collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental health care, and globalized greed. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    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 | 1 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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