Tree of Codes

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Perseus Publishing
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.

Authors: Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan Safran Foer
Title: Tree of codes
Publisher: [London] : Visual Editions, 2011
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: 139 leaves ; 22 cm.
Notes: "Publisher's note: In order to write The 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."
Artist's book with a unique die-cut on every page of the story
Subject Headings: Schulz, Bruno, 1892-1942. Sklepy cynamonowe. English
ISBN: 0956569218
Research Call Number: **P 11-60
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