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Tree of Codes

Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977- (Book - 2010 )
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"Tree of Codes is a haunting new story by best-selling American writer, Jonathan Safran Foer. With a different die-cut on every page, Tree of Codes explores previously unchartered 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 disorientating 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 Jonathan Safran Foer's own acclaimed voice."--Publisher description.
Authors: Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan Safran Foer
Title: Tree of codes
Publisher: [London] : Visual Editions, 2010
Characteristics: 134 leaves, [3] p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Based on Bruno Schulz's The street of crocodiles, the book is comprised of 134 die cut pages
"Publisher's note: In order to write Tree of Codes, the author took an English language edition of Bruno Schulz's The Street of Crocodiles and cut into its pages, carving out a new story."--T.p. verso
Summary: "Tree of Codes is a haunting new story by best-selling American writer, Jonathan Safran Foer. With a different die-cut on every page, Tree of Codes explores previously unchartered 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 disorientating 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 Jonathan Safran Foer's own acclaimed voice."--Publisher description.
Subject Headings: Schulz, Bruno, 1892-1942. Sklepy cynamonowe. English
ISBN: 9780956569219
0956569218
Branch Call Number: FIC F
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