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Foer, Jonathan Safran 1977-

Overview
Works: 218 works in 934 publications in 22 languages and 30,118 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  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 )

73 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 4,506 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 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 )

196 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 4,379 WorldCat member 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 )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,946 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 )

28 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,719 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--a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is 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. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer's stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a mature novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers of his generation."--
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer( Recording )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,639 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 1,604 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 )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 680 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 566 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
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his father dies on September 11, 2001, eleven year old Oskar searches New York City for a lock that matches the key his father left behind
A convergence of birds : original fiction and poetry inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English 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
Extreem luid & ongelooflijk dichtbij by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 299 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
Eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 252 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
Tree of codes by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 233 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
Eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foer dissects our dietary choices in an intriguing look at why we eat the things we do
The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 222 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
Hier ben ik by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een joodse televisieschrijver in het hedendaagse Washington die een ambivalente relatie heeft met het joodse geloof, worstelt met zijn eigen identiteit en heeft moeite om de realiteit te accepteren
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
Dieren eten by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische beschouwing over de bio-industrie
Selected shorts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 104 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
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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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-

ジョナサン・サフラン・フォア

フォア, ジョナサン・サフラン

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