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How to Be Alone: Essays by Jonathan Franzen - Hardcover - 2002 - from ThatBookGuy and Biblio.com

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How to Be Alone: Essays

by Jonathan Franzen

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Jacket is clean and bright, shows slight wear - no tears. No writing or tears inside book. Previous owner's name stamp in book fornt on blank page (Richard and Mary Wright - Peoria, Illinois). Tight spine, clean pages. .

How to Be Alone is a 2002 book collecting fourteen essays by Jonathan Franzen. Most of the essays previously appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Details, and Graywolf Forum. In the introductory essay, "A Word About This Book", Franzen notes that the "underlying investigation in all these essays" is "the problem of preserving individuality and complexity in a noisy and distracting mass culture: the question of how to be alone.




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