Jonathan Safran Foer

  • " Des millions de gens vont mourir à cause du réchauffement climatique. Des centaines de millions de gens vont devenir des réfugiés climatiques. Ces chiffres comptent, parce que ce ne sont pas seulement des chiffres – il s'agit d'individus, avec chacun une famille, des habitudes, des phobies, des allergies, des aliments préférés, des rêves récurrents, une chanson qui lui est restée dans la tête, des empreintes uniques et un rire particulier. [...] Il est difficile de prendre en charge des millions de vies. Mais il est impossible de ne pas prendre soin d'une seule. Cependant, peut-être n'avons-nous pas besoin de nous soucier de ces millions de gens. Il nous suffit de les sauver. "
    Après l'immense succès de Faut-il manger les animaux ?, Jonathan Safran Foer revient à la charge : l'élevage intensif des animaux est responsable du dérèglement climatique. L'extinction de la planète aura lieu parce que nous mangeons trop de viande. Avec empathie, avec humour, l'auteur analyse les défis auxquels nous devons faire face. Parce qu'il n'est pas trop tard pour inverser la tendance. Et que l'avenir de la planète commence maintenant, dans notre assiette.
    Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Marc Amfreville.

  • Comment traitons-nous les animaux que nous mangeons ?
    Convoquant souvenirs d'enfance, données statistiques et arguments philosophiques, Jonathan Safran Foer interroge les croyances, les mythes familiaux et les traditions nationales avant de se lancer lui-même dans une vaste enquête.
    Entre une expédition clandestine dans un abattoir, une recherche sur les dangers du lisier de porc et la visite d'une ferme où l'on élève les dindes en pleine nature, J.S. Foer explore tous les degrés de l'abomination contemporaine tout en se penchant sur les derniers vestiges d'une civilisation qui respectait encore l'animal.
    Choquant, drôle, inattendu, ce livre d'un des jeunes écrivains américains les plus doués de sa génération a déjà suscité passions et polémiques aux Etats-Unis et en Europe.

  • " Sam sentit que tout allait exploser, mais il ignorait précisément quand et comment. "
    À la veille de sa bar-mitsva, le fils de Jacob et Julia Bloch est soupçonné d'être l'auteur d'injures racistes, ce qui lui vaut son renvoi du lycée. Pendant ce temps, Julia trouve sur le téléphone de son mari une série de textos pornographiques.
    On pense aux Scènes de la vie conjugale de Bergman revues par Philip Roth. À une fable délirante à la Mel Brooks. Ou aux deux à la fois. Car dans le monde de Jonathan Safran Foer, tout peut arriver, le meilleur comme le pire. Dans ce roman dont les dialogues crépitent comme des balles, on découvre que la grande et la petite histoire ne font qu'un. On passe ainsi sans crier gare du sacrifice d'Abraham à une théorie de la masturbation, d'un portrait d'Oliver Sacks à une analyse de la situation au Proche-Orient, de l'éloge du désir à la nostalgie du bonheur familial.
    Brillant, féroce, déchirant, désopilant, Me voici est l'œuvre la plus aboutie d'un écrivain dont le talent ne connaît plus de limites.

  • Everything Is Illuminated is Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of a search for truth The inspiration for the Liev Schreiber film, starring Elijah Wood A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a "blind" old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy Davis Jr, Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive -- a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war.
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    What they find turns all their worlds upside down . . .


    'An astonishing feat of writing: hilariously funny and deeply serious, a gripping narrative. Extraordinary'The Times 'One of the most impressive novel debuts of recent years'Joyce Carol Oates, The Times Literary Supplement 'A first novel of startling originality'Jay McInerney, Observer 'Showy, smart. Made me laugh a lot'Susan Sontag, The Times Literary Supplement 'It seems hard to believe that such a young writer can have such a deep understanding of both comedy and tragedy'Erica Wagner, The Times 'A box of treasures'LA Times' 'Funny, life affirming, brilliant'Esquire Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of Everything is Illuminated, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book award; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is now a major film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock; and Eating Animals. He is also the editor of A Convergence of Birds.

  • Eating Animals is Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening account of where meat comes from 'I simply wanted to know - for myself and my family - what meat is. Where does it come from? How is it produced? What are the economic, social and environmental effects? Are there animals that it is straightforwardly right to eat? Are there situations in which not eating animals is wrong? If this began as a personal quest, it didn't stay that way for long . . . ' Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is the most original book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think, and change the way you eat. For good.

    'Moving, disturbing, should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you' Time Out 'Shocking, incandescent, brilliant' The Times 'Everyone who eats flesh should read this book' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'Gripping, horrible, wonderful, breathtaking, original. A brilliant synthesis of argument, science and storytelling. One of the finest books ever written on the subject of eating animals' The Times Literary Supplement 'Horrifying, eloquent, timely' Spectator 'If you eat meat and fish, you should read this book. Even if you don't, you should. It might bring the beginning of a change of heart about all living things' Joanna Lumley Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of Everything is Illuminated, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book award; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is now a major film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock; and Eating Animals. He is also the editor of A Convergence of Birds and of a new edition of the Haggadah.

  • Jonathan Safran Foer follows his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, with an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting story about New York City in the period following September 11 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close recasts recent history through the eyes of Oskar Schell, an unusually intelligent nine-year-old on an urgent quest to find the lock that matches a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center. This unlikely adventure takes Oskar through every city borough and into contact with survivors of all sorts, and it's his irrepressible voice--one that few writers could conceive as imaginatively as Foer does--that transforms the tragedy of circumstance into an exhilarating tribute to love.

  • 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. Lit by passion, fear, guilt, memory, and hope, the characters in Everything Is Illuminated mine the black holes of history. As the search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power.An arresting blend of high comedy and great tragedy, this is a story about searching for people and places that no longer exist, for the hidden truths that haunt every family, and for the delicate but necessary tales that link past and future. Exuberant and wise, hysterically funny and deeply moving, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED is an astonishing debut.

  • 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.

  • The New York Times bestselling new novel about modern family lives -- from the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, "Here I am."This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington DC, three sons watch their parents' marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a larger catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. With global upheaval in the background and domestic collapse in the foreground, Jonathan Safran Foer ask us - what is the true meaning of home? Can one man ever reconcile the conflicting duties of his many roles - husband, father, son? And how much of life can a person bear?

  • Anglais Here I Am

    Jonathan Safran Foer

    God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, "Here I am."
    This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., three sons watch their parents' marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a large catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. With global upheaval in the background and domestic collapse in the foreground, Jonathan Safran Foer asks us: What is the true meaning of home? Can one man ever reconcile the conflicting duties of his many roles– husband, father, son? And how much of life can a person ultimately bear?

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