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Jonathan Safran Foer

Author of "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

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Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander on their 'New American Haggadah'

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Haggadah, the Jewish religious text read at Passover, is 3,000 years old. It has been translated more than any Jewish book, from ancient times, to 14th-century Sarajevo, to the just-published "New American Haggadah." Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander have constructed a new Haggadah, religious, yet modern, for the American Jews of their generation.

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Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander's New American Haggadah

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander discuss The New American Haggadah, their take on a traditional Passover prayer book. The Haggadah recounts, through prayer, song, and ritual, the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. Safran Foer edited Englander's translation, and major Jewish writers and thinkers like Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch also provide commentary. It is designed and illustrated by the Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer.

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Aha Moment: Jonathan Safran Foer on Joseph Cornell

Friday, January 13, 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, just arrived in theaters. It's an adaptation of the September 11-themed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. But before Foer became a novelist, he was an aspiring sculptor. As a college freshman, he ...

Slideshow: Joseph Cornell's boxes

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Aha Moment: Jonathan Safran Foer on Joseph Cornell

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, just arrived in theaters.  It's an adaptation of the September 11-themed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. But before Foer became a novelist, he was an aspiring sculptor. ...

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Jonathan Safran Foer and Franklin Foer

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Part three of our Decade 9/11 series of conversations: Writer Jonathan Safran Foer in conversation with his brother Franklin Foer, editor-at-large for The New Republic.

 

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Summer Book Club: Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Our summer book club continues today with host John Hockenberry's first pick for August. John sees summer reading as an opportunity for challenge. He spent one summer reading the Russian literature, and the following summer he devoted his reading to Charles Dickens. This summer, as the tenth anniversary of September 11 approaches, John decided it was time to tackle a few of the recent novels that deal with that tragic day. His first pick is Jonathan Safran Foer’s "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." The novel follows nine-year-old Oskar Schell in the years after his father dies in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Foer sat down with John to discuss his 2005 novel.

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Authors on the Legacy of J.D. Salinger

Friday, January 29, 2010

J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye," died yesterday at age 91. The critically acclaimed novel about teenage angst shocked and inspired the world of literature for decades, while its author refused interviews and eventually withdrew to a small town in New Hampshire.

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Where's the Beef?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Author of the bestselling novels Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer, discusses his new work of non-fiction, Eating Animals, and his attempt to resolve the issue of meat-eating versus vegetarianism.

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Mapping a Way

Friday, December 25, 2009

Today's show is a rebroadcast of some favorite recent interviews.

Journalist and activist Naomi Klein, discusses the ten year anniversary of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer explains why he's not eating meat. Then, Cornel West on life, learning, and music. Plus, ...

Where's the Beef?

Monday, November 02, 2009

Author of the bestselling novels Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer, discusses his new work of non-fiction, Eating Animals, and his attempt to resolve the issue of meat-eating versus vegetarianism.

Upcoming event with Jonathan Safran Foer: November 16, 2009 Barnes and Noble ...

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Election Preview

Monday, November 02, 2009

The election is tomorrow in New York and New Jersey. Get a preview of not just the New York City Mayoral race and the New Jersey Governor’s race, but also some of the other local elections that might shift the political climate in the region. Plus, Jonathan Safran Foer, author ...

Five Years Later

Thursday, September 07, 2006

On the fifth anniversary of September 11th, Kurt Andersen looks at the range of creative responses to the attacks. Voices include: the poet Marie Ponsot, the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), the novelist John Updike (Terrorist), ...

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