Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis: My Feelings

Jonathan Safran Foer

Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis: My Feelings

This chapter begins with a letter to Oskar, dated September 12, 2003, from his grandmother who writes to him from the airport. She writes about a letter she received in 1921 that had been censored. Although the writer's name was crossed out, the fact that he or she was in a Turkish Labor Camp remained. She then asked her father (Oskar's great-grandfather) to write her a letter. He does so, noting that he hopes "one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love." This letter, she informs Oskar, is the only thing she has left of her father.

She also writes about a trick she and her uncle (a prison guard) played on an inmate named Kurt. He...

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