Foer, Jonathan Safran 1977-
Most widely held works about Jonathan Safran Foer
Most widely held works by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
79 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,386 libraries worldwide
A new novel by the author of Everything Is Illuminated introduces Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center bombing who searches the city for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind. Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. What he discovers is solace in that most human quality, imagination. Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. An inspired innocent, Oskar is alternately endearing, exasperating, and hilarious as he careens from Central Park to Coney Island to Harlem on his search. Along the way he is always dreaming up inventions to keep those he loves safe from harm. What about a birdseed shirt to let you fly away? What if you could actually hear everyone's heartbeat? His goal is hopeful, but the past speaks a loud warning in stories of those who've lost loved ones before. As Oskar roams New York, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity who are all survivors in their own way. He befriends a 103-year-old war reporter, a tour guide who never leaves the Empire State Building, and lovers enraptured or scorned. Ultimately, Oskar ends his journey where it began, at his father's grave. But now he is accompanied by the silent stranger who has been renting the spare room of his grandmother's apartment. They are there to dig up his father's empty coffin.
Everything is illuminated : a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
96 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 3,288 libraries worldwide
With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past. As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather's village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. Lit by passion, fear, guilt, memory, and hope, the characters in Everything Is Illuminated mine the black holes of history. As the search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. An arresting blend of high comedy and great tragedy, this is a story about searching for people and places that no longer exist, for the hidden truths that haunt every family, and for the delicate but necessary tales that link past and future. Exuberant and wise, hysterically funny and deeply moving, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED is an astonishing debut.
Eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,479 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.
A convergence of birds : original fiction and poetry inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
"This book is the result of a convergence, which began with the passion of a young writer, Jonathan Safran Foer, for the work of the 20th century American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Inspired by Cornell's avian-themed boxes, and suspecting that they would be similarly (and diversely) inspiring to others, Foer began to write letters. The responses he received from luminaries of American writing were nothing short of astounding.
Tree of codes by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"Tree of Codes is a haunting new story by best-selling American writer, Jonathan Safran Foer. With a different die-cut on every page, Tree of Codes explores previously unchartered literary territory. Initially deemed impossible to make, the book is a first -- as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling. Tree of Codes is the story of an enormous last day of life -- as one character's life is chased to extinction, Foer multi-layers the story with immense, anxious, at times disorientating imagery, crossing both a sense of time and place, making the story of one person's last day everyone's story. Inspired to exhume a new story from an existing text, Jonathan Safran Foer has taken his 'favorite' book, The Street of Crocodiles by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz, and used it as a canvas, cutting into and out of the pages, to arrive at an original new story told in Jonathan Safran Foer's own acclaimed voice."--Publisher description.
Joe by Hiroshi Sugimoto ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
The street of crocodiles and other stories by Bruno Schulz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Tiere Essen by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 63 libraries worldwide
"Tiere essen" ist ein leidenschaftliches Buch über die Frage, was wir essen und warum. Der hoch gelobte amerikanische Romancier und Bestsellerautor Jonathan Safran Foer hat ein aufrüttelndes Buch über Fleischkonsum und dessen Folgen geschrieben, das weltweit Furore macht und bei uns mit Spannung erwartet wird. Wie viele junge Menschen schwankte Jonathan Safran Foer lange zwischen Fleischgenuss und Vegetarismus hin und her. Als er Vater wurde und er und seine Frau überlegten, wie sie ihr Kind ernähren würden, bekamen seine Fragen eine neue Dringlichkeit: Warum essen wir Tiere? Würden wir sie auch essen, wenn wir wüssten, wo sie herkommen? Foer stürzt sich mit Leib und Seele in sein Thema. Er recherchiert auf eigene Faust, bricht nachts in Tierfarmen ein, konsultiert einschlägige Studien und spricht mit zahlreichen Akteuren und Experten. Vor allem aber geht er der Frage auf den Grund, was Essen für den Menschen bedeutet. Auch Foer kennt die trostspendende Kraft einer fleischhaltigen Lieblingsmahlzeit, die seit Generationen in einer Familie gekocht wird. In einer brillanten Synthese aus Philosophie, Literatur, Wissenschaft und eigenen Undercover-Reportagen bricht Foer in "Tiere essen" eine Lanze für eine bewusste Wahl. Er hinterfragt die Geschichten, die wir uns selbst erzählen, um unser Essverhalten zu rechtfertigen, und die dazu beitragen, dass wir der Wirklichkeit der Massentierhaltung und deren Konsequenzen nicht ins Auge sehen. "Tiere essen" besticht durch eine elegante Sprache, überraschende Denkfiguren und viel Humor. Foer zeigt ein großes Herz für menschliche Schwächen, lässt sich aber in seinem leidenschaftlichen Plädoyer für die Möglichkeiten ethischen Handelns nicht bremsen. Eine unverzichtbare Lektüre für jeden Menschen, der über sich und die Welt - und seinen Platz in ihr - nachdenkt. Mit einem eigens für die deutsche Ausgabe geschriebenen Vorwort von Jonathan Safran Foer.
Everything is illuminated ; Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A convergence of birds : original fiction and poetry inspired by Joseph Cornell ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Tout est illuminé by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 31 libraries worldwide
En Ukraine, un écrivain juif américain est à la recherche de ses origines, aidé d'un adolescent, Alex, d'un vieillard et d'un chien nommé Sammy Davis junior. Ils sont en quête d'un village détruit par les nazis en 1941. C'est alors que le récit bascule, pour raconter l'histoire d'un shtetl, Trachimbrod, de 1791 au 18 juin 1941.
The unabridged pocketbook of lightning by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Extreem luid & ongelooflijk dichtbij by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Wanneer een 9-jarige jongen in New York op zoek gaat naar informatie over zijn vader, die bij de aanslag op 9 september 2001 is omgekomen, vindt hij iets anders dan hij verwachtte.
The future dictionary of America ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Alles is verlicht by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Een jonge joods-Amerikaanse schrijver gaat op zoek naar sporen van zijn familie op het Oekraïense platteland.
Dieren eten by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Kritische beschouwing over de bio-industrie.
Charlotte Salomon : door de ogen van Jonathan Safran Foer, Bernice Eisenstein en Ernst van Alphen = through the eyes of Jonathan Safran Foer, Bernice Eisenstein and Ernst van Alphen by Ernst van Alphen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Inleidende bijdragen over de Nederlands-joodse beeldende kunstenares (1917-1943) en keuze uit haar gouaches.
Dark laughter ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Extrêmement fort et incroyablement près roman by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Faut-il manger les animaux by Jonathan Safran Foer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Americans Art Art appreciation Audiobooks Audiobooks Birds Cornell, Joseph Domestic fiction Domestic fiction Drama Fathers and sons Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Foer, Jonathan Safran,--1977- German Occupation of Ukraine (1941-1944) Gifted persons Grandfathers History Humorous stories Interviews Jewish families Jewish fiction Jews Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War) Large type books Legacies Loss (Psychology) Meat animals Melodramas (Motion pictures) Morrison, Toni New York (State)--New York Novelists Peirce, Charles S.--1839-1914 Photography of sculpture Poetry Poland Postmodernism (Literature) Pynchon, Thomas Road films Russia September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Ukraine United States Vegetarianism Vegetarianism--Philosophy Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World War (1939-1945) Young men
Safran Foer, Jonathan
Safran-Foer, Jonathan 1977-
Фоер, Джонатан Сафран, 1977-
ספרן פויר, ג׳ונתן
ספרן פויר, ג'ונתן
פויר, ג'ונתן ספרן, 1977-ספרן פויר, ג׳ונתן
פויר, ג'ונתן ספרן
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