Professional basketball, for instance, has put all its hopes on the shoulders of a player young enough to be a college sophomore, while the music industry is being carried by artists who are young enough to be the children of college sophomores. In the aftermath of its release, Foer was popularly cast as something of a literary messiah—an attractive young rock star, almost, who could inspire teenagers not only to read but to wear his name on their t-shirts. Answering questions from wide-eyed teenagers and aspiring writers, Foer spoke softly and calmly from his podium, giving humble advice and doing his best to explain his method in specific terms. Foer presumes that he knows how it would feel, and although he may come close most of us are fortunate enough not to know for sure , he winds up creating a narrative that periodically clashes with his intended emotional effect.
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By Annabel Fenwick Elliott. A rep for the literary power couple confirmed that they 'split amicably a year ago', according to The New York Post , and 'have chosen to live in close proximity in order to raise their [two] children. Shock split: Authors Jonathan Safran Foer right and Nicole Krauss left 'split amicably a year ago' without the public knowing, and are pictured here looking cosy at a New York event, in February of this year. Once dubbed 'the too-successful-to-stomach physical embodiment of literary Brooklyn' by New York Magazine - the couple's split comes as a shock to many, as the ferociously successful author-duo appeared to enjoy a happy and stable marriage.