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Foer, Jonathan Safran 1977-

Works: 133 works in 948 publications in 25 languages and 30,347 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  History  Melodrama  Fictional autobiographies  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Librettist, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3606.O38, 813.6
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Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

161 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 5,182 WorldCat member 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 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 )

192 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 4,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilarious, energetic, and profoundly touching, a debut novel follows a young writer as he travels to the farmlands of Eastern Europe, where he embarks on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and, guided by his young Ukrainian translator, he discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future. With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man, also named Jonathan Safran Foer, sets out to find the woman who may or may 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. By turns comic and tragic, but always passionate, wildly inventive, and touched with an indelible humanity, this debut novel is a powerful, deeply felt story of searching: for the past, family, and truth
Eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

87 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,389 WorldCat member 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
Here I am by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

48 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others'? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years ... Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., [this book] is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis."--|cProvided by publisher
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer( Recording )

52 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is a precocious Francophile who idolizes Stephen Hawking and plays the tambourine extremely well. He's also a boy struggling to come to terms with his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks. As he searches New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he left behind, Oskar discovers much more than he could have imagined
Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan is a Jewish college student searching Europe for the one person he believes can explain his roots. Alex, a lover of all things American and unsurpassed butcher of the English language, is his lovable Ukrainian guide. On their quixotic quest, the two young men look for Augustine, a woman who might have saved Jonathan's grandfather from the Nazis. As past and present merge, hysterically funny moments collide with episodes of great tragedy -- and an unforgettable story of one family's extraordinary history unfolds
Here I am : a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer( Recording )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly-escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home, and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear
New American Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new translation of the text of prayer and song used by Jewish familes each year to celebrate Passover and the story of Exodus, augmented by commentary by a number of modern-day thinkers, including Jeffrey Goldberg, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Lemony Snicket
Eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After spending much of his life shifting between various omnivore and herbivore eating habits, Jonathan Safran Foer presents a thought-provoking look at why and how humans choose their diets. Delivering the pros and cons of eating meat, Foer invites listeners on an insightful exploration into the many facets of food
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
Tree of codes by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 ..."--Publisher description
A convergence of birds : original fiction and poetry inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Joyce Carol Oates to Robert Pinsky, Rick Moody to Lydia Davis to Howard Norman, twenty writers have generously contributed original pieces of prose and poetry that are as eclectic as they are imaginative. Accompanied by tipped-on plates, this volume is a soaring tribute - not only to the work of Joseph Cornell, but also to the spirit of creation."--Jacket
The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together Schulz's complete fiction, including three short stories and his final surviving work, Sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass. Illustrated with Schulz's original drawings, this edition beautifully showcases the distinctive surrealist vision of one of the twentieth century's most gifted and influential writers"--Publisher's website
Joe by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of sculpture "Joe" by Richard Serra accompanied by poetic text
Everything is illuminated ; Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge joods-Amerikaanse schrijver gaat op zoek naar sporen van zijn familie op het Oekraïense platteland
Selected shorts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning series of classic and contemporary fiction performed by acclaimed actors. Performances are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in NYC and on tour around the country
Extreem luid & ongelooflijk dichtbij by Jonathan Safran Foer( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een 9-jarige jongen in New York op zoek gaat naar informatie over zijn vader, die bij de aanslag op 11 september 2001 is omgekomen, vindt hij iets anders dan hij verwachtte
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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleidende bijdragen over de Nederlands-joodse beeldende kunstenares (1917-1943) en keuze uit haar gouaches
Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read each year around the Seder table, the "Haggadah" recounts through prayer and song the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the ancient Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander through the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. In this new version of the traditional "Haggadah" text, Jonathan Safran Foer brings together some of the most preeminent voices of our time. Nathan Englander's new translation, beautifully designed and illustrated in full colour by the Israeli artist and typographer Oded Ezer, is accompanied by thought-provoking commentaries by four major Jewish writers and thinkers: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Lemony Snicket, Jeffrey Goldberg and Nathaniel Deutsch; plus a timeline by Mia Sara Bruch
Everything Is Illuminated by Liev Schreiber( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, 'Everything is Illuminated' tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under absurd circumstances turns into a meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, and the meaning of friendship."
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Extremely loud & incredibly close
Alternative Names
Foer, Džonatan Safran 1977-

Foer, Gʹonatan Safran 1977-

Foer, J. S.

Foir, Jonatan Safran 1977-

Jonathan Safran Foer Amerikaans schrijver

Jonathan Safran Foer amerikansk författare

Jonathan Safran Foer amerikansk skribent

Jonathan Safran Foer écrivain américain

Jonathan Safran Foer pisarz amerykański

Jonathan Safran Foer scrittore statunitense

Jonathan Safran Foer US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

JSF 1977-

Safran Foer , Jonathan

Safran-Foer, Jonathan 1977-

Джонатан Сафран Фоер

Фоер, Джонатан Сафран

Фоер, Джонатан Сафран 1977-

Ջոնաթան Սաֆրան Ֆոեր

ג'ונתן ספרן פויר

ספרן פויר, ג׳ונתן

ספרן פויר, ג'ונתן

פויר, ג’ונתן ספרן

פויר, ג'ונתן ספרן.

פויר, ג'ונתן ספרן 1977-

جاناتان سفرن فور نویسنده آمریکایی

조너선 새프런 포어

포어, 조너선 사프란 1977-


フォア, ジョナサン・サフラン

Everything is illuminated : a novelEating animalsExtremely loud & incredibly closeEverything is illuminatedTree of codesA convergence of birds : original fiction and poetry inspired by the work of Joseph CornellThe Street of CrocodilesJoe