Tree of Codes

Tree of Codes

Book - 2011
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"With a different die-cut on every page, Tree of codes explores previously uncharted literary territory. Initially deemed impossible to make, the book is a first--as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling. Tree of codes is the story of an enormous last day of life--as one character's life is chased to extinction, Foer multi-layers the story with immense, anxious, at times disorienting imagery, crossing both a sense of time and place, making the story of one person's last day everyone's story. Inspired to exhume a new story from an existing text, Jonathan Safran Foer has taken his favorite book, The street of crocodiles, by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz, and used it as a canvas, cutting into and out of the pages, to arrive at an original new story told in [the author's' own acclaimed voice"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: [London] : Visual Editions, 2011
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780956569219
Branch Call Number: FICTION FOER 2011
Characteristics: 139 leaves, pages 137-139 ; 22 cm


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1. Take a book, your favorite book. 2. Cut apart the pages, making holes into the text below. 3. Somehow come up with something vaguely intelligible, a new story.

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kaceyanisa Oct 31, 2011

Didn't I return this at 58th?


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