Tree of Codes

By Jonathan Safran Foer

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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 Tree of Codes is a haunting new story by...

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November 8th 2010 by Visual Editions
Edition Language
English

Quotes From "Tree of Codes"

"How beautiful is forgetting! What relief it would be for the world to lose some of its contents."
"We are not long-term beings. Not heroes of romances in many volumes. For one gesture, for one word alone, we shall make the effort. We openly admit: our creations will be temporary. We shall have this as our aim: a gesture."
"Yesterday I wanted to turn inside out."
"And yet and yet - the last secret of the tree of codes is that nothing can ever reach a definite conclusion. Nowhere as much as there do we feel possibilities shaken by the nearness of realization. The atmosphere becomes possibilities and we shall wander and make a thousand mistakes. We shall wander along yet not be able to understand."
"August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages."
"Weeks passed like boats waiting to sail into the starless dawn, we were full of aimless endless darkness."
"Only now do I understand the war against boredom, the lost cause of empty hours, of empty days and nights."
"There is no dead matter,” he taught us, “lifelessness is only a disguise” his voice sank pressed against the wall, “We have lived for too long. We wish. We wish; we want, we want we want We are not,” he said, “long-term beings. not heroes of romances in many volumes. for one gesture, for one word alone, we shall make the effort. We openly admit: our creations will be temporary."

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