Página inicialGruposDiscussãoExplorarZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Here I Am de Jonathan Safran Foer
Carregando...

Here I Am (edição: 2017)

de Jonathan Safran Foer (Autor)

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1,1524213,249 (3.82)34
"A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask 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 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 very meaning of home--and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics 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 mature novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers of his generation. "--… (mais)
Membro:PenelopeKaplan
Título:Here I Am
Autores:Jonathan Safran Foer (Autor)
Informação:Picador Paper (2017), Edition: Reprint, 592 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Work Information

Here I Am de Jonathan Safran Foer

Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 34 menções

Inglês (36)  Alemão (3)  Italiano (3)  Todos os idiomas (42)
Mostrando 1-5 de 42 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
Many things drew me to this book. It has a great reputation, a gifted author, and an intriguing title. Here I Am is the English translation of the Hebrew word Hineni. This is a word of my childhood. At the end of a long fast ending the holiest of the High Holidays, Yom Kippur, everyone is chanting Hineni this Hineni that, on and on and on. It's like call and response but it's the clearest indication that this ordeal is almost over. More recently Leonard Cohen wrote a song called Hineni for an album where he clearly knows he is dying and he wants everyone to know he's ready. What the chant recants is the story of Abraham talking to God who has asked Abram to bring his son as a sacrifice. Abraham is saying Here I Am…..

Initially I was impressed as the author displays an intricate knowledge of Jewish family life. While Jewish family life comes in a multitude of forms the author seems to hit all the bases. There are aspects that will resonant with anyone who had any degree of experience in that vein. There are the rights of passage, the patriarchy, the guilt, the pride, the strengths, the weaknesses, the characters, the obligations, the pets, the concerns, the introspection, etc., etc. For two hundred pages or so this was more than enough to keep my attention. Eventually however the real story begins to emerge. We are seeing a marriage, a family that's imploding. This is not going to end well.

The self awareness of the central character, Jacob slowly becomes self absorption, remoteness, lack of empathy, narcissism, denial. He never seems to know what he really wants. Yes she has her faults but this is really being driven by him. The downward spiral becomes more obvious with every page. I was totally disappointed. I slogged through the last three hundred pages hoping this would end on some brighter note. The author ends our torment by putting down the family pet who has been in the same decrepit condition since page one. But now it's time to move on.

Sadly I can't recommend this book. A major disappointment. I can only imagine how the author would react when after the Jacob might say "Here I Am" the most likely response would be "Who Cares."
  Ed_Schneider | Nov 17, 2021 |
I am definitely a sucker for sprawling literary novels and this certainly was one of those. I find that I read these types of books better when I have longer uninterrupted reading time as opposed to my usual reading on the subway in the morning and afternoons and then before bed, so I was happy that much of this book fell over my break around the holidays. As is so often the case I found myself often exasperated by the choices made by characters in the book but I was involved and interested from just about page 1. This is the first book of Foer's that I have read and I may well need to go back and read his earlier works. I will be thinking about this book and it's themes of family, loyalty, and presence for a long time. ( )
  MarkMad | Jul 14, 2021 |
Jonathan Safran Foer is a SUPER polarizing author: you either love him or you hate him. I fall into the former category, though *Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close* has very much lost its shine in the past few years. This book is, for the most part, significantly more serious and adult in its focus--that is to say, it relies less on the adolescent-like humor and fantasy and more on the introspections that come after a shared life and recognition of realized and failed dreams. There are a still a few eye-rollers in here, but the second half of the book develops real poignancy, and the end did make me tear up. Will you like it? Your own mileage may vary. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
Ich bin enttäuscht! Bisher haben mir alle Bücher, die ich von Jonathan Safran Foer gelesen habe, sehr gefallen. Aber nach den ersten zwei sehr guten Seiten wurde es immer schlechter. ( )
  Gesa-Marie | Aug 25, 2020 |
A very uneven book, yet this book moved me profoundly, as few books have. I feel Foer tried to do too much with this book, but I can easily forgive him for that because of the beautiful thoughts and observations. ( )
  Cuchulainn | Jun 7, 2020 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 42 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Lugares importantes
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
When the destruction of Israel commenced, Isaac Bloch was weighing whether to kill himself or move to the Jewish home.
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
People are always mistaking something that looks good for something that feels good.
One can build a perfect home, but not live in it.
The vastness of their shared life made sharing their singularity impossible.
The Jewish American response to the Holocaust was "Never forget," because there was a possibility of forgetting. In Israel, they blared the air-raid siren for two minutes, because otherwise it would never stop blaring.
Once the ritually mandated window for a burial-in-one-day had passed, there was no great rush to figure out a solution. But that's not to say that the family was indifferent to Jewish ritual. Someone had to be with the body at all times between death and burial. ... The patriarch with whom they begrudgingly skyped for seven minutes once a week was now someone they visited daily. By some uniquely Jewish magic, the transition from living to dead transformed the perpetually ignored into the never forgotten.
Últimas palavras
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

"A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask 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 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 very meaning of home--and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics 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 mature novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers of his generation. "--

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Gêneros

Melvil Decimal System (DDC)

813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century

Classificação da Biblioteca do Congresso dos E.U.A. (LCC)

Avaliação

Média: (3.82)
0.5
1 5
1.5 2
2 10
2.5 3
3 39
3.5 14
4 58
4.5 16
5 47

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 164,452,836 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível