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Tree of Codes | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Let me tell you about this book I borrowed.

Jonathan Safran Foer took one of his favorite books, Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz (European Jewish writer whose work mostly disappeared during WW2) and made a "graverubbing" of the text by cutting up the book to make his own story. The spliced text is preserved in printed form.

Tree of Codes is lovely, rare, + out of print - on eBay it will run you $100+. #bookart #thankslibrary #bucketlistbook

britt_brooke Whoa, interesting! 2y
LauraBrook A bucket list book indeed! Would love to read it. 2y
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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

I'm sure back in 1973 this book was risqué and shocking. A woman so openly discussing her sexual fantasies and desires. I found this book entertaining at first but as I read more, I discovered this book didn't have much more to offer. It seemed pretty autobiographical and while there were lots of snippy lines and good laughs, Erica Jong came across as self indulgent and self centered. This was a #birthdaychallenge read and a #BucketListBook

Alfoster Oh yes, remember reading it way back when too! I imagine I'd have the same reaction as you did today😜! 3y
Bklover Oh my- I was 13 when this came out and I couldn't WAIT to read it! Imagine it would not be quite the same now that I am no longer 13!😉 3y
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BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
Cinfhen @Alfoster @Bklover I'm finding certain books I enjoyed as a teen/ tween or even mid twenties is not the same as reading now and books I disliked then, I now appreciate much more. 3y
LeahBergen That cover! I remember it well. 😂 3y
ValerieAndBooks My turn at reading this is coming up soon! 3y
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