By Jez Burrows
A selection of very brief tales composed of instance sentences from quite a few dictionaries, excellent for enthusiasts of The Lover's Dictionary and The Interrogative temper: A Novel?
“Jez has lengthy been one among my favourite illustrators, and now he comes up with Dictionary Stories—sentences stolen from dictionaries and pasted jointly into tiny, pleasant narratives. an excellent literary remix.”—Austin Kleon, New York Times bestselling writer of Steal Like an Artist
One day, whereas taking a look up a notice within the New Oxford American Dictionary, Jez Burrows was once stopped in his tracks by way of an instance sentence: “He perched at the fringe of the mattress, a study in confusion and misery.” It looked like a tiny piece of fiction had gotten misplaced, wandered out of one other publication and settled down within the dictionary. With that spark, and a handful of experimental tales published to Tumblr, Dictionary tales was born.
Genre-bending and wildly artistic, Dictionary tales is a giddy get together of the originality, flexibility, and wonder of narrative. Love tales, horror tales, noir mysteries, recipes, eulogies, confessions, thrillers—each one a miniature literary remix of not likely components hidden in simple sight, created via flipping throughout the dictionary and realizing the place to prevent.
Burrows is a grasp of immersive, rapid narratives. without problems transcending sentence point, he lighting fixtures among the profound and the absurd with a number of rigorously assembled sentences, transporting readers into moments, worlds, and stories of exceptional sort. From the standard (dating, relations, jealousy, reminiscence) to the extreme (the apocalypse, fantasies, homicide, the occult).
Organized alphabetically by way of subject matter and that includes unique illustrations through the writer, this constantly incredible and beautifully bizarre assortment glows with humor, emotion, and mind. Dictionary Stories will communicate to language fanatics, artistic minds, and someone who has ever preferred the ability of small things.
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