Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



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The novel also incorporates (and mashes up) aspects of other genres, both fictional genres and visual genres.  (Some possibilities:  folktale, coming of age story, graphic novel, mystery or detective story, comedy, tragedy, documentary, journal, epistolary novel, and many more you can identify on your own.)  Others (like doodling, scrapbooking, joke-telling, and others) are not conventional genres, but Foer appropriates them cleverly for his purposes. Choose two different genres and explain what features of Extremely Loud reference or exploit those genres.  Then explain what Foer has done to bend, subvert, combine, or repurpose these elements.  Use your knowledge of postmodernism to try to describe and account for this revision or combination.


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