Watch an Animation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s New Story, “Love Is Blind and Deaf”

Briefly noted: Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything Is Illuminated) has a new short story, “Love Is Blind and Deaf,” in the Summer Fiction Issue of The New Yorker. And, by short, I mean short. His quirky Adam and Eve story runs 592 words.

You can read the story free online here (if you haven’t exceeded the monthly quota of The New Yorker’s paywall). Or, if you’re more visual, you can watch an animated adaptation of the story above. Directed by Gur Bentwich and animated by Ofra Kobliner, the video was produced by Storyvid, a nonprofit production company that aspires to create “the literary equivalent of a music video.”

For more Foer, listen to him read Amos Oz’s story, “The King of Oz,” which otherwise appears in our collection of 630 Free Audio Books.

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