Extremely Loud   Incredibly Close Book
Score: 4
From 253 Ratings

Extremely Loud Incredibly Close


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 0618329706

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Extremely Loud Incredibly Close Excerpt :

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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

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: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241482469

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

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. 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. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing present perfect continuous, past perfect, reported speech and second conditional. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly. 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? Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

Everything Is Illuminated Book
Score: 3.5
From 221 Ratings

Everything Is Illuminated


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547523781

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Everything Is Illuminated Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Jonathan Safran Foer's debut—"a funny, moving...deeply felt novel about the dangers of confronting the past and the redemption that comes with laughing at it, even when that seems all but impossible." (Time) 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. “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 “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

Here I Am Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Here I Am


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712501

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Here I Am Excerpt :

Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top 10 Novel of 2016 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 “Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “Fresh Air” In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking 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 Bloch 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 meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers 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 novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.

Extremely Loud   Incredibly Close  Main Theme   Piano Solo  Sheet Book

Extremely Loud Incredibly Close Main Theme Piano Solo Sheet


  • Author : Alexandre Desplat
  • Publisher : Alfred Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN 10 : 073908867X

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Extremely Loud Incredibly Close Main Theme Piano Solo Sheet Excerpt :

Alexandre Desplat's main theme to Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is composed around a simple, memorable melody that works beautifully as a solo piano piece. This licensed, collectible sheet music edition allows pianists to apply their own talent to this melancholy masterpiece by one of Hollywood's most acclaimed composers.

Wearing Heavy Boots    Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer   s  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  Book

Wearing Heavy Boots Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Author : Nathalie Gerlach
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011-08-12
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640983063

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Wearing Heavy Boots Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Potsdam (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Extremely Irritated and Incredibly Diverse- US-Amerikanische Mainstreamliteratur nach 2000, language: English, abstract: I didn’t understand why I needed help, because it seemed to me that you should wear heavy boots when your dad dies, and if you aren’t wearing heavy boots, then you need help. (Foer 200, emphasis original) On an early Tuesday morning in September 2001 two as human bombs converted airplanes hit the World Trade Center, killed about 2870 people and left nearly 10.000 children with only one or even no parent at all (Anzieu-Premmereur 281). This drastic disaster ended America as it was known before 9/11 and overwhelmed its inhabitants with tragedy, terror and fear, leaving behind an overpowering numbness that will express itself through flags flying at half-mast, millions of shattered individuals, repetitive pictures of horror in the media and attempts to handle the unbearable through literature. In Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (for shortening reasons from now on referred to as EL&IC) the nine-year-old protagonist Oskar Schell suffers from the loss of his dear father Thomas Schell Jr. who died on 11 September in the restaurant Windows of the World located in the north tower of the World Trade Center. This paper will show how Foer’s three main characters in EL&IC are portrayed as survivors of trauma, what experiences and guilt they suffer from and how they deal with these on the level of language, action and image. Referring to trauma theory this text will prove that each of the three characters has a different way of coping with the traumatic experiences they faced (in the case of the grandparents even two experiences are taken into consideration) and to what extend a resolution of trauma is achieved by them. The unconventional style of narration and design of EL&IC, its inclusion of bl

We Are the Weather Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

We Are the Weather


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735233089

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We Are the Weather Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer re-evaluated his meat-based diet--and his conscience--in his powerful memoir and investigative report, Eating Animals. Now, he offers a mind-bending and potentially world-changing call to action on climate change. Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden, and crammed with impersonal statistics. We Are the Weather is different--accessible, immediate, and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice straight away. A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Giving up meat is incredibly hard and nobody is perfect--but just cutting back is much easier and still has a huge positive effect on the environment. Just changing our dinners--cutting out meat for one meal per day--is enough to change the world. With his distinctive wit, insight, and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.

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

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


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

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

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.

A Convergence of Birds Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

A Convergence of Birds


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-11-29
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141915739

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A Convergence of Birds Excerpt :

Jonathan Safran Foer has long had a passion for the work of the twentieth-century American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Inspired by Cornell’s avian-themed boxes, and suspecting that they would be similarly inspiring to others, Foer began to write letters. The responses he received from luminaries of American writing were nothing short of astounding. Twenty writers generously contributed pieces of prose and poetry that are as eclectic as they are imaginative, and the result is a unique collaborative project and one of the most significant engagements of literature with art for many years.

The Trauma of 9 11 and the Effects of Visual Writing in Jonathan Safran Foer   s Novel  Extremely Loud   Incredibly Close  Book

The Trauma of 9 11 and the Effects of Visual Writing in Jonathan Safran Foer s Novel Extremely Loud Incredibly Close


  • Author : Inna Warkus
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346192097

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The Trauma of 9 11 and the Effects of Visual Writing in Jonathan Safran Foer s Novel Extremely Loud Incredibly Close Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2020 in the subject Cultural Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Fachbereich Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft), course: Writing the Unspeakable: Trauma in North American Fiction, language: English, abstract: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close tells the story of Oskar Schell, a nine-year-old boy with limitless imagination and creativity on the one hand and a troubled soul on the other. He loses his father, Thomas Schell Jr., in the attacks of 9/11 and tries to cope with his loss by navigating himself through a series of quests. In the following chapters, a short introduction to Foer’s life and works will be given as well as a plot summary and an overview of the main motifs of the novel to build a knowledge basis for the chapters following. After that, the trauma of the characters will be described for the later analysis of the individual coping mechanisms. An analysis of Foer’s writing style follows with focus on visual writing and photographs. On this basis, the effects of Foer’s writing style on the reader will be outlined. The paper will be concluded with a summary and a personal reflection. The descriptive method will be used based on primary and secondary literature as well as the author’s observations to elaborate the research objects, which are the analyses of the individual traumas of the protagonists as well as the effects of Foer’s visual writing techniques on the reader.

J S  Foer   s  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  Book

J S Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Author : Thomas Thieke
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640657575

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J S Foer s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,2, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Anglistik), course: The US Justice System, language: English, abstract: The enormous adverse psychological side effects resulting from the 9/11 at-tacks are represented by 13% of lower Manhattan residents even seven years afterwards. Foer has a walk-over attracting a large readership because he utilizes this topic. His rea-dership could have been even bigger if they would have known about the practical im-plementation of coping strategies creatively hidden in the subtext. It is the main goal of this text to reveal major PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in the main characters in a partly scientific/literary analysis and thus give an idea how the 40% of New York City’s affected school children might have felt in the aftermath of September 11. Relevant coping strategies that ensure a general health-related quality of life can be experienced in a beautiful story about a boy that exceeds his emotional boundaries with the help of his closer and farther related social environment.

A Case Study Of Oskar Schell In J  S  Foer s Novel  Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close  Book

A Case Study Of Oskar Schell In J S Foer s Novel Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close


  • Author : Natalia Gresty
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668283503

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A Case Study Of Oskar Schell In J S Foer s Novel Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Excerpt :

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject English - Literature, Works, University of Presov (British and American Studies), language: English, abstract: This bachelor thesis analyses Oskar Schell, the fictional character from Jonathan Safran Foer's novel "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". The chosen technique is called „a case study“ since it examines the case of Oskar Schell with an emphasis on his mental state. The thesis is divided into two main parts; theoretical and practical. The theory briefly deals with the author and his literary purpose, explains the plot, the basic theories of three mental disorders – posttraumatic stress disorder, autism and clinical depression. The practical part demonstrates symptoms of these illnesses in Oskar's passages and in the end provides a possible diagnosis.

Tree of Codes Book

Tree of Codes


  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 0956569218

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Tree of Codes Excerpt :

A masterful work of storytelling, a unique sculptural object created through a collaborative process between Visual Editions and author. A curiosity with the die-cut technique was combined with the pages' physical relationship to one another and how this could somehow be developed to work with a meaningful narrative. This led to Jonathan deciding to use an existing piece of text and cut a new story out of it - his favourite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz. Writing, cutting and proto-typing has created a new story cut from the words of an old favourite.

Hottentot Venus Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Hottentot Venus


  • Author : Barbara Chase-Riboud
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307426284

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Hottentot Venus Excerpt :

It is Paris, 1815. An extraordinarily shaped South African girl known as the Hottentot Venus, dressed only in feathers and beads, swings from a crystal chandelier in the duchess of Berry’s ballroom. Below her, the audience shouts insults and pornographic obscenities. Among these spectators is Napoleon’s physician and the most famous naturalist in Europe, the Baron George Cuvier, whose encounter with her will inspire a theory of race that will change European science forever. Evoking the grand tradition of such “monster” tales as Frankenstein and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Barbara Chase Riboud, prize-winning author of the classic Sally Hemings, again gives voice to an “invisible” of history. In this powerful saga, Sarah Baartman, for more than 200 years known only as the mysterious lady in the glass cage, comes vividly and unforgettably to life.

The Round House Book
Score: 4
From 149 Ratings

The Round House


  • Author : Louise Erdrich
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062065261

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The Round House Excerpt :

Winner of the National Book Award • Washington Post Best Book of the Year • A New York Times Notable Book From one of the most revered novelists of our time, an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface because Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning. The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.