Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Score: 4
From 463 Ratings

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0547416210


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Description :

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.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Score: 4
From 250 Ratings

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
  • Release Date : 2018-06-07
  • Genre: Fathers and sons
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 0241983800


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Description :

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he disovers in his father's closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.

Everything Is Illuminated
Score: 3.5
From 213 Ratings

Everything Is Illuminated


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0547523785


Everything Is Illuminated Book Description :

“Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated . . . Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened — seared in the fire of something new.” — Washington Post 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. As his search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. “A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling . . . Foer can place his reader’s hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life beating.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

A Study Guide for Jonathan Safran Foer s  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

A Study Guide for Jonathan Safran Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410345516


A Study Guide for Jonathan Safran Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Description :

A Study Guide for Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer   s  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Author : Michelle Klein
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-08-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668271616


Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Koblenz-Landau (Anglistik), course: 20th Century Novels, language: English, abstract: Trauma seems to me being an essential topic to discuss in school as everybody sooner or later has to deal with loss or already dealt with it in the past. As every student can identify with this potential challenge, it is important for them to get to know different ways of dealing with trauma. Foer’s story even reveals that coping with trauma is able to bring people from different races and ages together. Even if people’s trauma is caused by different events there will be a connection between these people. Moreover, it would be possible to teach this topic interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary in ethics or religious education classes. As everyone could be affected by trauma I determined this topic for my planned lesson. The reason for choosing the subtopics namely ‘inventing’ and ‘heavy boots’ referring to Oskar; Grandfather Schell’s ‘aphasia’ and ‘the doorknobs’ and finally, ‘supressing’ and ‘the feeling of being needed’ with regard to Grandmother Schell reveal concreteness for the main topic. I decided to teach the topic by group work to facilitate the exchange of experiences without the danger to be exposed in front of the class. I thought this is the best way, as the students can talk about how they perceived the character and his or her ability to deal with the trauma they have gone through. The team work is followed by a presentation and discussion of this work to ensure all students have reached the same level of knowledge. Moreover, it is important have the ability to emphasise with this character and change their perspectives or contribute their own experiences with loss to explain the others why somebody could show such behaviour. I will analyse the topic by a characterisation following by a psychoanalytic approach.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  Study Guide

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Study Guide


  • Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610429771


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Study Guide Book Description :

The perfect companion to Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Meaning of the Photographs in the Novel  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Meaning of the Photographs in the Novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Author : Anonym
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 366895707X


The Meaning of the Photographs in the Novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Modern Literature, grade: 2,0, Fontys University of Applied Sciences Venlo (International Business), language: English, abstract: In Jonathan Safran Foer's novel "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" photographs help the main character, Oskar Schell, to document his thoughts and feelings. Oskar is an intelligent and curious boy, so the photographs he collects in a scrapbook named "Stuff That Happened to Me" are rich in diversity. First there are many pictures which refer directly or indirectly to family members, like his father and his grandfather. Moreover, Oskar collects pictures of people he is not related to but admires a lot, like Stephen Hawking or his cat. The third group of his photographs includes strangers whom the boy briefly or never met at all. Although not every photograph in the novel can be divided into these three groups, I will only focus on selected photographs according to the three groups. This report will argue that every single group has its own function and reveals different things about Oskar. While photographs connected to his father or grandfather give away something about Oskar's past and his way he of dealing with his loss, the second group, pictures about admired ones helps to become a better image of Oskar's personality and his emotions. The third group that contains photographs of strangers represents his social interaction with foreigners and his interests. Through analyzing some particular photographs in their contexts, I will achieve a deeper look into Oskar's inside, so that I will gain more information about this character than the written pages in Foer's novel offers. Moreover, I want to prove that most of the chosen photographs which appear in the protagonist's scrapbook, whether they are taken by himself or by others, are connected to Thomas Schell Jr. and underline Oskar's emotional instability after his father's death.

Penguin Readers Level 5  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  ELT Graded Reader

Penguin Readers Level 5 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ELT Graded Reader


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241482469


Penguin Readers Level 5 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ELT Graded Reader Book Description :

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. Each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. The eBook edition does not include access to additional online resources. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Oskar Schell's father is killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. Oskar wants to learn the secret about a key that he discovers in his father's closet. His search takes him on a journey through New York City, but will it bring him any closer to his lost father?

Aporia in  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  by J F  Foer

Aporia in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by J F Foer


  • Author :
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346218216


Aporia in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by J F Foer Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Anglistik American Studies), course: Graduate Seminar American Studies- 9/11 in American Literature and Popular Culture, language: English, abstract: After a traumatizing event it is psychologically well-known that adequate words are hard to find in order to express emotions and fears. As an example, 9/11 was not only a worldchanging tragedy; it also influenced and radically changed the personal lives of many, having to cope with loss and trauma. Looking at post- 9/11 fictional novels, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a story about nine-year old Oskar who has lost his father in the World Trade Center on the day of the attacks. It describes his journey through New York City, trying to find a lock belonging to a key he found of his deceased father. Interpreting the novel as a trauma narrative, the story evokes themes of loss and coping, not only of Oskar but also of his mother and grandparents. Because mourning oftentimes leads to aporia, Jonathan Safran Foer employs a wide range of stylistic heterogeneity, representing the unspeakable in numerous ways throughout the novel. As a form of adaptation, the novel has experienced a transformation into a movie. Subsequently it is questionable in how far the unspeakable is conveyed within the movie and which strategies are therefore employed. In this essay, adaptation theory will be shortly analyzed as means of familiarization with different media. Following this, the representation of the unspeakable will be regarded in its depiction within the novel in order to compare in how far aporia can be overcome within the movie. Finally, major differences and similarities will be revised in order to process the value of the different genres.

Penguin Readers Level 5  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  ELT Graded Reader

Penguin Readers Level 5 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ELT Graded Reader


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241482469


Penguin Readers Level 5 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ELT Graded Reader Book Description :

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. Each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. The eBook edition does not include access to additional online resources. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Oskar Schell's father is killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. Oskar wants to learn the secret about a key that he discovers in his father's closet. His search takes him on a journey through New York City, but will it bring him any closer to his lost father?