The Corrections

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429928618

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award An American Library Association Notable Book Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism. Franzen brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scouts and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into brilliant collision with the modern absurdities of brain science, home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and the anti-gravity New Economy. With The Corrections, Franzen emerges as one of our premier interpreters of American society and the American soul. Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious. Although she would never admit it to her neighbors or her three grown children, her husband, Alfred, is losing his grip on reality. Maybe it's the medication that Alfred takes for his Parkinson's disease, or maybe it's his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, unspeakable acts. More and more often, he doesn't seem to understand a word Enid says. Trouble is also brewing in the lives of Enid's children. Her older son, Gary, a banker in Philadelphia, has turned cruel and materialistic and is trying to force his parents out of their old house and into a tiny apartment. The middle child, Chip, has suddenly and for no good reason quit his exciting job as a professor at D------ College and moved to New York City, where he seems to be pursuing a "transgressive" lifestyle and writing some sort of screenplay. Meanwhile the baby of the family, Denise, has escaped her disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man--or so Gary hints. Enid, who loves to have fun, can still look forward to a final family Christmas and to the ten-day Nordic Pleasurelines Luxury Fall Color Cruise that she and Alfred are about to embark on. But even these few remaining joys are threatened by her husband's growing confusion and unsteadiness. As Alfred enters his final decline, the Lamberts must face the failures, secrets, and long-buried hurts that haunt them as a family if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs.

"The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen: Character Analysis

Author: Hendrik Marschall

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640834429

Category: Literary Criticism

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: When I finished reading "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen I wanted to know if there is a general theme or problem that connects the Lambert’s siblings. The title of book itself has a negative connotation and makes it clear from the start that somebody already did something wrong. By reading the title, one can already anticipate that there is something wrong. However, it is not as Joseph Epstein suggested that the characters in the novel are because of their problems at various times on some sort of ‘correction’ pill (Epstein, 2002). The corrections or problems that the characters are trying to solve by using medical treatment come with their own lives and experiences. However, the title indirectly presupposes that the ‘hills’ that needs to be overcome in their lives cannot be flattened by taking corrections. Furthermore, the fictional place where the Lambert’s house is situated, St. Jude – saint of hopeless cases- gives further evidence that the characters do not succeed with their plans. Yet, besides these references that are detrimental for the tension of the narrative, the question that needs to be settled and on which the whole tension of the novel is based on; what did the characters wrong and why did they fail? The characters must have faced some problems or obstacles that needed to be overcome. Certainly, as the title already indicates, they failed or did something wrong even though their problems might have been different. Therefore, I would like to examine if there are connections between the reasons of their failures and the mistakes they have done. Although it has been seven years since The Corrections has been published and three years, it has been included in the Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels, not much has been written about it yet. Thus, I mainly used the novel itself for my researches, since most of the secondary literature I found, tried to see The Corrections as a ‘Novel of Globalisation’ that indirectly conveys market regulations (James Annesley, 2006) or as a narrative that portrays Midwestern stereotypes (Poole, 2008). I don’t want to look at The Corrections from a certain angle in order to understand it; I want to look in the novel to find the connections of the Lambert’s siblings problems.

The Corrections

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Fourth Estate (GB)

ISBN: 9780007308798

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 615

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From the author of 'Strong Motion', this novel offers a panoramic vision of America at the beginning of the 21st century, as seen through the turbulent lives of the Lambert family.

The Corrections

Author: Laban Carrick Hill,Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781586638610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

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With its hilarious portrayal of a dysfunctional American family, Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections--a bestseller and a National Book Award winner--took the literary scene by storm. What is Franzen's take on life in the United States today? What are the "corrections" Franzen refers to in the title? Why did Franzen balk at being picked for Oprah's Book Club™? Answers to all these questions and more are found in the pages of this insightful guide.

Die Korrekturen

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644010412

Category: Fiction

Page: 1296

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«Ein Wunder. Und kein geringes.» (Die Welt) Nach fast fünfzig Ehejahren hat Enid Lambert nur ein Ziel: ihre Familie zu einem letzten Weihnachtsfest um sich zu scharen. Alles könnte so schön sein, gemütlich, harmonisch. Doch Parkinson hat ihren Mann Alfred immer fester im Griff, und die drei erwachsenen Kinder durchleben eigene tragikomische Malaisen. Gary steckt in einer Ehekrise. Chip versucht sich als Autor. Und Denise ist zwar eine Meisterköchin, hat aber in der Liebe kein Glück. Jonathan Franzen ist ein großartiger Roman gelungen: Familien- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte in einem. «Eine Sensation.» (Der Spiegel) «Jonathan Franzen ist das größte Sprachtalent, das die amerikanische Literatur seit John Updike hervorgebracht hat.» (Literaturen) «Man möchte Jonathan Franzen genial nennen.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Man geht mit jenem eigentümlichen Gefühl aus der Lektüre hervor, das nur große Literatur wecken kann: Man fühlt sich beschenkt und bereichert.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

A Study Guide for Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410320375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Freiheit

Roman

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499252549

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 730

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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare

With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators

Author: William Shakespeare,James Boswell,Edmond Malone,Samuel Johnson,Alexander Pope,Mr. Theobald (Lewis),Sir Thomas Hanmer,William Warburton,George Steevens,Edward Capell,Isaac Reed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Plays of William Shakspeare

In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators. To which are Added Notes

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Careers in the Corrections System

Author: Daniel E. Harmon

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1435852664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses the distinctive nature of the corrections system, working in prisons and jails, such related occupations as probation and parole officer, the preparations necessary for a career in corrections, and possible future developments.

Master the Corrections Officer: Practice Test 4

Chapter 7 of 9

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768930359

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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Peterson's Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 4 is a full-length Corrections Officer Exam, which includes testing on observation and memory, reading comprehension, and English grammar and usage. Although agencies measure applicants on a number of skills, the majority of employers test Correction Officers applicants on their capabilities in these three areas. Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 4 is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.

Master the Corrections Officer: Practice Test 6 (Promotion Exam)

Chapter 9 of 9

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768930375

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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A Corrections Officer who plans a career in the corrections field can look forward to being promoted to positions of greater responsibility. Peterson's Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 6: Promotion Exam is a full-length Corrections Officer Promotion Exam, which includes testing on the daily duties of a Corrections Officer, as well as demonstrating a grasp of supervisory principles and methods and the ability to use sounds judgment in corrections situations. Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 6: Promotion Exam is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.

Master the Corrections Officer: Practice Test 1

Chapter 4 of 9

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768930324

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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Peterson's Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 1 is a full-length Corrections Officer Exam, which includes testing on observation and memory, reading comprehension, and English grammar and usage. Although agencies measure applicants on a number of skills, the majority of employers test Correction Officers applicants on their capabilities in these three areas. Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 1 is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.

Master the Corrections Officer: Practice Test 3

Chapter 6 of 9

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768930340

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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Peterson's Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 3 is a full-length Corrections Officer Exam, which includes testing on observation and memory, reading comprehension, and English grammar and usage. Although agencies measure applicants on a number of skills, the majority of employers test Correction Officers applicants on their capabilities in these three areas. Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 3 is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.

Master the Corrections Officer: Practice Test 5

Chapter 8 of 9

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768930367

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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Peterson's Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 5 is a full-length Corrections Officer Exam, which includes testing on observation and memory, reading comprehension, and English grammar and usage. Although agencies measure applicants on a number of skills, the majority of employers test Correction Officers applicants on their capabilities in these three areas. Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 5 is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.


Die 27ste Stadt

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644010315

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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«Atemlos ist das zu lesen. Ein Roman von epischer Wucht.» (FAZ) St. Louis, die einst blühende Stadt im Mittelwesten Amerikas, bekommt einen neuen Polizeichef. Es ist S. Jammu, eine Frau aus Indien: zart, jung, sympathisch. Doch kaum hat sie ihr Amt angetreten, greift Gewalt um sich. Eine Bombe explodiert. Auch Martin Probst, Erbauer des städtischen Wahrzeichens «The Arch», und seine Frau Barbara – das Vorzeige-Ehepaar, von vielen um sein Glück beneidet – erleben Gefahr, süße Verlockungen und Angst. «Man tut sich schwer, den Roman überhaupt einmal aus der Hand zu legen.» (NZZ) «Hochspannung pur.» (Welt am Sonntag)

Master the Corrections Officer: Physical Fitness Course and Training

Appendix A and B

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768930383

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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A job as a Corrections Officer requires individuals to have physical strength and stamina. Every agency has physical fitness requirements to ensure that Corrections Officer can perform the necessary tasks in a correctional facility. Peterson's Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Appendix A: Physical Fitness Course provides a sample physical fitness routine Corrections Officers can use to get in the right shape before they begin to work in any facility. Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Appendix A and B: Physical Fitness Course and Training is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.