Jonathan Safran Foer - Haggadah
Released: 27/02/2012 Penguin BooksWhile the adaptation of Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close hits the big screen, and Nathan Englander's new short story collection reaches the shelves, the two literary heavyweights join forces to rework the Passover tale of Exodus. Foer gathers commentaries from contemporary Jewish figures to accompany Englander's new translation. For more information visit: http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780241143605,00.html# Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0241143608/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cul…
National Post“Foer has risen to the challenge of creating a new Haggadah...” Not everyone will dive into the commentary; some will be eager to get to the brisket. While they wait, these celebrants can at least feast their eyes, as the book itself is gorgeous...
Guardian“The Haggadah is no masterpiece...” Those approaching Haggadah cold are likely to find the exposition of verses and the hymns enumerating God's manifold wonderfulness tedious, even confusing. Safran Foer's edition is, quite deliberately, not an introductory one...
Financial Times“It is amusing, touching and scholarly...” What makes this Haggadah shine is the combination of commentary, design and illustration, and the splendid timeline by Mia Sara Bruch that goes sideways across the top of the pages...
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