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.
"A literary genius for our time." (Guardian)
"Arguably America’s greatest living novelist." (Daily Telegraph)
"Franzen is that rare bird: a literary novelist of the highest distinction who has also become one of the best sellers of the age." (Evening Standard)
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- Bjorn Henry Mosth
How to really understand the bird in the world
For me the book opened my eyes to understand the real mening of birdlife. And the birds situation on todays world. Good story telling very well performed