Jonathan Safran Foer and Trees of Codes

About a year ago I went through a phase of reading lots of Ukranian literature and read all of Marina Lewycka’s books and really enjoyed Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.

I spotted this t’other day on the Tubes of You and thought it looked like an interesting project. I haven’t got my hands on a copy yet but it seems that the writer has taken his favourite novel – The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulzand, and cut parts out in a die cut format.

It looks like a very postmodern take on the creation of fiction, taking pieces from an existing piece of work and reinterpreting it to form something new. However, it comes with a cost, a $60 cost to be precise – with “collectibles” for $300. However much I enjoyed Everything is Illuminated, I’m not sure I’m going to splash out that much to get my hands on this novel….I wonder would they have it in my local library….

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