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The Interestings

'Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.''The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."'Entertainment Weekly (A) The New York Times'bestselling novel by Meg Wolitzer that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), 'wonderful' (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a 'page-turner' (Cosmopolitan), which The New York Times Book Review says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot." The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules's now-married best friends, become shockingly successful'true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

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  • "The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty. Their friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become, and the shapes their lives have taken."
  • "'Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.''The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."'Entertainment Weekly (A) The New York Times'bestselling novel by Meg Wolitzer that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), 'wonderful' (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a 'page-turner' (Cosmopolitan), which The New York Times Book Review says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot." The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules's now-married best friends, become shockingly successful'true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life."@en
  • "On a warm July night in 1974 six teenagers play at being cool. The friendships they make this summer will be the most important and consuming of their lives. In a teepee at summer camp they smoke pot and drink vodka & Tangs, talk of Gunter Grass and the latest cassette tapes; they also share their dreams and ambitions, still so fresh and so possible. But decades later not everyone can sustain in adulthood what had seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, has resigned herself to a more practical occupation; Cathy has stopped dancing; Jonah has laid down his guitar and taken up engineering. Only Ethan's talent has endured. As their fortunes tilt precipitously over the years, some of them dealing with great struggle, others enjoying extraordinary wealth and success, friendships are put under the strain of envy and crushing disappointment. Against the backdrop of a changing America, from Nixon's resignation to Obama's new world, Wolitzer's panoramic tragicomedy asks how 'the Interestings' can be happy with being anything less than brilliant?"@en
  • "The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents become and the shapes their lives take."
  • "The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents become and the shapes their lives take."@en
  • "The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty. Their friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become, and the shapes their lives have taken. (Bestseller)"
  • "The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life."
  • "Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters will Julie Jacobson nur noch eins: raus aus der Tristesse ihres provinziellen Zuhauses. Das Sommercamp an der Ostküste eröffnet ihr eine neue Welt. Eine Welt der Kunst, Kreativität und Freiheit, verkörpert durch die interessantesten Menschen, denen sie je begegnet ist: Ethan, Jonah, Cathy, Ash und Goodman, fünf junge New Yorker, die Julie ihrer Schlagfertigkeit und ihres schwarzen Humors wegen in ihre privilegierte Clique aufnehmen. Die Jahre und Jahrzehnte vergehen, aber nicht jeder der >>Interessanten<<, wie sie sich selbst halb ironisch nennen, kann aus seinen Begabungen das machen, was er sich als Jugendlicher erträumte. Was bestimmt das Leben ? Talent, Glück oder das Resultat der eigenen Entschlossenheit? Meg Wolitzer zeigt an ihren Figuren die Tragik und Komik des Daseins und erzählt davon, wie es sich anfühlt, wenn man plötzlich versteht ? vielleicht zu spät ?, wer man einmal war und wer man geworden ist. ?Die Interessanten? ist ein grosser Gesellschafts- und Ideenroman über das Wesen der Kunst und der Freundschaft vor dem Panorama der USA in den letzten vierzig Jahren."
  • "Als een Amerikaans meisje van 15 jaar in 1974 na de dood van haar vader aan een cultureel zomerkamp mag deelnemen, maakt ze daar vrienden voor het leven."

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Bildungsromans"
  • "Bildungsromans"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "Quando tutto era possibile"
  • "Quando tutto era possibile"@it
  • "The Interestings"
  • "The Interestings"@en
  • "Interestings"
  • "Interestings"@en
  • "The interestings"
  • "Die Interessanten Roman"
  • "Die Interessanten : Roman"
  • "De interessanten"
  • "Quando tutto era possibile : romanzo"@it
  • "˜Dieœ Interessanten Roman"
  • "The interestings / Meg Wolitzer"