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The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History
by Jonathan Franzen
May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017

Done


9780374299194

Publisher?, Year?. 195 pages. Unverified

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p.152
ein abgekartetes Spiel »
a card game in which the deck has been stacked
p.146
self-aggrandizing »
the act of enhancing or exaggerating one's own ...
p.109
transom »
(noun) a strengthening crossbar, in particular ...
p.94
trammeled »
(verb) to catch or hold in or as if in a net; e...
p.38
sui generis »
(adjective) constituting a class alone; unique ...
p.187
crossbills
Birds not only want to use our valuable land, t...
p.184
photogenic girlfriend he didn't love
Always, in the past, I'd felt like a failure at...
p.170
romantic love in the Hegelian system
[...] I'd replied that, in the Hegelian system,...
p.165
lying facedown
Returning to Queens, we could no longer stand t...
p.145
all three dimensions in Kafka
[...] It was this other side of Avery--the fact...

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House for Sale

Franzen tries to sell his mother's house after her death and reflects on his childhood and his parents' relationship in the process

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House for Sale

Franzen tries to sell his mother's house after her death and reflects on his childhood and his parents' relationship in the process

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28

Two Ponies

about the Peanuts comic strip

3 / 1
28

Two Ponies

about the Peanuts comic strip

3 / 1
52

Then Joy Breaks Through

about his Christian upbringing (through after-school programs, camp, etc)

0 / 1
52

Then Joy Breaks Through

about his Christian upbringing (through after-school programs, camp, etc)

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85

Centrally Located

weird one about attempted acts of vandalism with his buddies during high school

2 / 1
85

Centrally Located

weird one about attempted acts of vandalism with his buddies during high school

2 / 1
117

The Foreign Language

about how he started learning German in college (Swarthmore). this one was pretty interesting because he talked about German literature, specifically Kafka's The Trial (see notes 139, 145)

2 / 2
117

The Foreign Language

about how he started learning German in college (Swarthmore). this one was pretty interesting because he talked about German literature, specifically Kafka's The Trial (see notes 139, 145)

2 / 2
157

My Bird Problem

his addiction to birding (though by all accounts he wasn't particularly great at it), used as a vehicle to explore the larger topic of environmental degradation as well as the problems in his love life throughout the years (basically he got married really young and it didn't work out ... seems kind of like Tom and Anabel in Purity)

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157

My Bird Problem

his addiction to birding (though by all accounts he wasn't particularly great at it), used as a vehicle to explore the larger topic of environmental degradation as well as the problems in his love life throughout the years (basically he got married really young and it didn't work out ... seems kind of like Tom and Anabel in Purity)

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