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Deconstructing the Tropes of Communication in Jonathan Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.7, No. 4)

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Page : 126-135

Keywords : American Jewish identity; communication; différance; Jewish Fiction;

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Abstract

This study is an attempt to examine Jonathan Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) that is supposed to represent contemporary moments of Jewish identity in the American context. Scrutinizing identity features of the young generations of Anglophone Jewish fiction from a social and psychological perspectives is a recommended trend This social psychological scrutiny, conducted throughout Breakwell's Identity Process Theory (IPT) (1986), of eliciting contemporary Jewish identity attributes is to be realized through the application of a deconstructive theoretical framework based on a neoreading of Derrida's master conception: différance. It is noticeable that the novel reflects a tendency towards overcoming traumatic moments that hinder communication among the American Jews and between them and other nations

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