Jonathan Safran Foer
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.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
This program includes four pieces exploring the ideas of time, place, and identity, beginning with SHORTS host Isaiah Sheffer’s reading of Jonathan Safran Foer's “Why I’m Not Where You Are, 5/21/63,” from his book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
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 ...
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.
Monday, November 22, 2010
To the list of labels Jonathan Safran Foer has acquired over the years--wunderkind author, outspoken vegetarian, one of those Brooklyn "Jonathans"-- we can now add "literary sculptor." This month he's turned the paperback novel into an interactive sculpture which needs no battery power or wifi. Foer's new book will *never* be able to fit on a Kindle or Nook and that's kind of the point.