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    DescriptionTree 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. Inspired to exhume a new story from an existing text, Jonathan Safran Foer has taken his favourite 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 Safran Foer's own acclaimed voice. Tree of Codes is the story of 'an enormous last day of life'. As one character's life is chased to extinction, Safran 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. The book has a broad appeal: to both literary audiences, intrigued by Safran Foer's new way of writing and to design and art audiences who will revel in the book's remarkable and unique visual experience.


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    Title
    Tree of Codes
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jonathan Safran Foer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 140
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780956569219
    ISBN 10: 0956569218
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Visual Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Visual Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    13 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a work of non-fiction, Eating Animals. His books have won numerous awards, and been translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    Review quote
    "[A]n extraordinary journey that activates the layers of time and space involved in the handling of a book and its heap of words. Jonathan Safran Foer deftly deploys sculptural means to craft a truly compelling story. In our world of screens, he welds narrative, materiality, and our reading experience into a book that remembers it actually has a body." -- Olafur Eliasson, artist