Oprah picks Jonathan Franzen''s novel "Freedom" for book club In 2001, Winfrey chose Franzen's National Book Award winner "The Corrections," but the novelist snubbed her by calling her book club picks "schmaltzy and one-dimensional". US television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey chose Jonathan Franzen's best-selling ... 09/17/2010 - 11:32 am | View Link
Oprah picks Franzen's novel "Freedom" for book club "I am really betting that 'Freedom,' by Jonathan Franzen ... should want in a book," Winfrey said. In 2001, Winfrey chose Franzen's National Book Award winner "The Corrections," but the novelist snubbed her by calling her book club picks "schmaltzy ... 09/17/2010 - 1:27 am | View Link
Oprah picks Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' for book club NEW YORK — Novelist Jonathan Franzen is back in the world's largest book club. Nine years after Franzen dissed Oprah Winfrey, the literary writer and talk-show queen have made up. Winfrey made it official this morning: The next selection in her book club ... 09/16/2010 - 5:06 pm | View Link
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Oprah Picks Franzen's "Freedom" for Book Club "Freedom," according to three booksellers.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File) AP Photo Oprah Winfrey has forgiven Jonathan Franzen. Nine years after picking Franzen's "The Corrections" for her book club and then canceling his appearance on her show after he ... 09/16/2010 - 11:02 am | View Link
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen | 9780312576462 | Paperback ... Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, winner of the National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner. 02/27/2015 - 1:55 pm | View Website
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Jonathan Franzen News Jonathan Franzen's bestselling book "The Corrections" earned him a selection by Oprah Winfrey's book club. But after Mr. Franzen publicly disparaged Oprah Winfrey's ... 02/26/2015 - 3:22 pm | View Website
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Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Earl Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is an American novelist and essayist. His 2001 novel, The Corrections, a sprawling, satirical family drama, drew ... 02/25/2015 - 3:52 pm | View Website
The phrase “weapons of mass destruction” has a recent ring. We might imagine it was coined in the George W. Bush era to refer to Saddam Hussein’s nonexistent nuclear arsenal, or in the 1960s, when the United States and the Soviet Union first deployed long-range nuclear missiles. British historian Diana Preston’s thorough research teaches us otherwise: The archbishop of Canterbury coined the phrase in 1937, she reports, to characterize the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, while the weapons of mass destruction themselves originated during World War I.
It is rare to read a biography that packs as powerful an emotional punch as Rachel Holmes’s account of Eleanor Marx’s brilliant, significant and ultimately tragic life. Holmes foreshadows the book’s key surprises but keeps readers unfamiliar with the subject guessing. One hesitates to spoil the experience by giving too much away.
A New Yorker wandering into Peale’s Museum on Broadway in September of 1831 would have encountered a vast compendium of exotic items — an Egyptian mummy, a stuffed Bengal tiger, the dried, tattooed head of a New Zealand chief — all testifying to the young American nation’s expanding role in world exploration.
Who hasn’t heard stories of the “Aha!” moment, that instant when genius struck and the world changed? Consider the lives of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who heard entire original compositions in his head; Albert Einstein, who cracked the theory of relativity while chatting with a friend; and Wassily Kandinsky, who walked up to a canvas and created “Painting With White Border” in one afternoon.
We’ve all gotten those e-mails: “You may already be a winner!” But for Helon Habila, a professor of creative writing at George Mason University, this one seemed different. The message, marked “urgent,” told him to call for some good news. “I hope it is not some 419 scammer,” his wife said.
The rock-star memoir is a notoriously erratic genre. Often rife with cheapie cash-ins — name-dropping, gossip, self-aggrandizing tales of hedonism — it rarely delivers a strongly felt account of life behind the glamour. But Kim Gordon’s new autobiography, “Girl in a Band,” a heartfelt if occasionally scattered chronicle of her career as the bassist, vocalist and founding member (with now ex-husband Thurston Moore) of seminal New York City rockers Sonic Youth is an exception.