A New Story Out of the Old: Die-Cut Novel

When Jonathan Safran Foer looks at a novel, he sees layers of stories and prose hidden in the words. Taking one of his favorite books, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz, Foer die-cut specific passages out of the original book, leaving a haunting new tale he titled Tree of Codes. He gets bonus style points for using the characters from the original title in the new.

To carve deeper into this literary art piece or to purchase your own copy, see the attractive website of Feor’s publisher, Visual Editions.