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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close | Study Guide

Jonathan Safran

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Overview

Author

Jonathan Safran

Year Published

2005

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is told from the perspectives of three first-person narrators: Oskar, Thomas, and Grandma.

Tense

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is told mostly in the past tense.

About the Title

Author Jonathan Safran Foer has said publicly that he prefers "titles that contribute to the meaning of the book rather than describe the book's contents." He has offered the insight that topics discussed in this novel, such as love, war, and the future, are all "loud and close." Readers may also interpret "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" as a description of how Oskar changes throughout the novel. When readers first meet him, he feels distant from everyone and everything. By the end of the novel, Oskar has developed a close connection with the remaining members of his family and feels tethered to humanity as a whole.

Summary

This study guide for Jonathan Safran's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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