Jonathan Safran Foer è nato a Washington nel 1977 e vive a New York. Attualmente insegna Scrittura creativa alla New York University. Ha esordito a venticinque anni con Ogni cosa è illuminata (2002), best seller internazionale e vincitore del National Jewish Book Award e del Guardian First Book Award; ugualmente fortunato il secondo romanzo, Molto forte, incredibilmente vicino (2005); infine, è uscito il saggio-reportage Se niente importa. Perché mangiamo gli animali? (2010) Da entrambi i romanzi sono stati tratti film di successo. I libri di Jonathan Safran Foer sono pubblicati in Italia da Guanda.
- ISBN: 882351648X
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 672
"Here I Am", is one of those type of books that is likely to receive every possible rating......depending on the readers perspective. Readers can easily justify their options, positive or negative. Rather than get tangled with debates about this novel--controversy chit chat.... These are 'my' suggest Leggi tutto
If you piled up all the novels which make excruciating forensic microscopic sorrowful comedy out of failing marriages you could make a new Watts Tower out of them, there are so many, and somebody should really do that as an ART STATEMENT, it’s like the default subject of the non-genre novel, and all Leggi tutto
Whatever happened to editors? I once read a biography of Max Perkins, editor to Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, among others. The deal back then seemed to be that a manuscript arriving at the offices was 70% done. Perkins then gave his 10% and the final 20% was a collaboration of author and
(2.5) Is it a simple account of the implosion of two Washington, D.C. fortysomethings’ marriage? Or is it a sweeping epic of Judaism from the biblical patriarchs to imagined all-out Middle Eastern warfare? Can it succeed in being both? I didn’t really think so. If this was simply a family novel of t Leggi tutto
This was my first read by Jonathan Safran Foer and it was BEAUTIFUL! It wasn't the writing - which a lot of people seem to praise him for - that affected me the most. Actually, it's hard to put a finger on what exactly it was. But several times during my reading of this novel I almost teared up beca Leggi tutto
Let me be clear, I only award one star to books I fail to finish. I failed to finish this book. In fact, I’d barely started it – I was probably no more than an hour into this chunky seventeen-hour audio version. And I don’t think I’ve ever given up any book that early. The problems for me were: 1. I d Leggi tutto
“Sometimes Jacob convinced himself it was better with the swearing and brief flashes of nudity removed, that they were there only because the freedom to do such things had to be justified by exercising it.” This referenced a TV show that Jacob was a writer for, and my wish is that Jacob could have t Leggi tutto
Full review to come.
Since the moment I heard that the god of contemporary authors, Jonathan Safran Foer, was going to be releasing a new novel, the barely-concealed bookworm inside me has been almost continually squealing with excitement. Whilst markedly different to the original information – Escape from Children’s Ho Leggi tutto
It isn't what it's talking about that makes a book Jewish - it's that the book won't shut up. (Philip Roth) Mind you, talking about bar mitzvahs and rituals and Holocaust and eruv and Zionism and homeland and Torah and kosher food and Israel and Hebrew and seder does kind of give the game away. Also: Leggi tutto
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