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Джонатан Франзен


Jonathan Franzen

Фотография Джонатан Франзен (photo Jonathan Franzen)

День рождения: 17.08.1959 года
Возраст: 58 лет
Место рождения: Чикаго, Иллинойс, США

Quotes of Jonathan Franzen

Американский писатель-романист.

  • ⋅And Silence of the Lambs is a really smart book. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among writers who take themselves seriously - and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I hate that word dysfunction. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I really enjoy doing both, but I didn't write nonfiction until 1994. /Jonathan Franzen
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  • ⋅I used to think it was hard to write, and I still find the process more or less unpleasant, but if I know what I'm doing it rattles along, then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I was a late child from my parents, so I grew up surrounded by people a lot older than me. I think even when I was 21, I felt like I was a 70-year-old man. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I was about 13, in some ways, when I wrote the first book. Approximately 18 when I wrote the second. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I was unwise enough to actually mention this in public a few times, and in fact to point out that there were two versions of the book now. One of them had somebody else's name on the cover, one had my name on the cover. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then... it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅If you're interested in how people behave, if you're interested in the way they talk about themselves, the way the conceive of themselves, it's very hard to ignore drugs nowadays, because that is so much part of the conversation. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅It seems to me self-evident that if you have a life, things happen in it, and certain things do change; certain things end. People you know die. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it? /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅It's very liberating for me to realize that I don't have to step up to the plate with a plot that involves the U.N. Security Council. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅'s one of the perversities of the age: I'm embarrassed by its success, but I'm happy it's selling. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅We may freak out globally, but we suffer locally. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅When I finally gave up any hope of doing anything representative of the American family, I actually seemed to have tapped into other people's weirdness in that way. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅The problem with making a virtual world of oneself is akin to the problem with projecting ourselves onto a cyberworld: there’s no end of virtual spaces in which to seek stimulation, but their very endlessness, the perpetual stimulation without satisfaction, becomes imprisoning. /Jonathan Franzen
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  • ⋅I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅Depression, when it's clinical, is not a metaphor. It runs in families, and it's known to respond to medication and to counseling. However truly you believe there's a sickness to existence that can never be cured, if you're depressed you will sooner or later surrender and say: I just don't want to feel bad anymore. The shift from depressive realism to tragic realism, from being immobilized by darkness to being sustained by it, thus strangely seems to require believing in the possibility of a cure... /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅It'sthe fate of most Ping-Pong tables in home basements eventually to serve the ends of other, more desperate games. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅Just as the camera draws a stake through the heart of serious portraiture, television has killed the novel of social reportage. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅As with all forms of liberation, of which the liberation of women is only one example, it is easy to suppose in a time of freedom that the darker days of repression can never come again. /Jonathan Franzen
  • ⋅Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. /Jonathan Franzen
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Omalone1 16.07.2019 07:48:16
Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.

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