The Resource Farther away, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)

Farther away, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)

Label
Farther away
Title
Farther away
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
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Language
eng
Summary
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it "a masterpiece of American fiction" and lauded its illumination, "through the steady radiance of its author's profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew." In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recounting his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, examining his mixed feelings about the suicide of his friend and rival David Foster Wallace, or offering a moving and witty take on the ways that technology has changed how people express their love, these pieces deliver on Franzen's implicit promise to conceal nothing. On a trip to China to see first-hand the environmental devastation there, he doesn't omit mention of his excitement and awe at the pace of China's economic development; the trip becomes a journey out of his own prejudice and moral condemnation. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day. Farther Away is remarkable, provocative, and necessary
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
814/.54
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not applicable
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LC call number
PS3556.R352
Literary text for sound recordings
essays
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jonathan Franzen and Scott Shepherd
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shepherd, Scott
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Essays
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Label
Farther away, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Duration: 08:42:16
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zu
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rdacarrier
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spw
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rdacontent
Control code
o814391744
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio file (8 hr., 42 min., 16 sec.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781427221506
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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  • (Sirsi) o814391744
  • (Sirsi) o814391744
  • (OCoLC)814391744
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 125126 KB; MP3 file size: 245072 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Farther away, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Duration: 08:42:16
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o814391744
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio file (8 hr., 42 min., 16 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427221506
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o814391744
  • (Sirsi) o814391744
  • (OCoLC)814391744
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 125126 KB; MP3 file size: 245072 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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