Jonathan Safran Foer's book, Tree of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, Tree of Codes, pushes the limits of what a book can be. I love the sheer audacity of it.

He constructed it by taking his favorite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz, and cutting out words to form a completely new story.

It’s not only a beautiful creation, it was a puzzle that had to be solved. The world needs more creativity like this.

Close-up shot of the book which has words cut out of each page

The cover of the book which has a lot of black dots on a white background, with the title of the book and the author's name

Another photo of the book pages showing sentences cut out of the pages

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11 comments on “Jonathan Safran Foer's book, Tree of Codes

  1. I think you should read “Street of Crocodiles” before reading this work first.
    Bruno Schulz was one of the most creative polish writers/painters, murdered by the SS

    • I instantly thought of the Humument as well. Tree of Codes will go on my shelf right next to it.

  2. Brilliance. Would’ve taken so much time, time we all have if we make it exist! Guess you gotta have the passion.