New PDF release: Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings

By Jez Burrows

A selection of very brief tales composed of instance sentences from quite a few dictionaries, excellent for fanatics of The Lover's Dictionary and The Interrogative temper: A Novel?

“Jez has lengthy been one in every of 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 via 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 creative, Dictionary tales is a giddy social gathering 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 by means of flipping in the course of the dictionary and understanding the place to forestall.

Burrows is a grasp of immersive, quick narratives. without difficulty transcending sentence point, he lighting fixtures among the profound and the absurd with a number of conscientiously assembled sentences, transporting readers into moments, worlds, and reviews of exceptional style. From the typical (dating, kinfolk, jealousy, reminiscence) to the extreme (the apocalypse, fantasies, homicide, the occult).

Organized alphabetically by way of topic and that includes unique illustrations by way of the writer, this consistently striking and beautifully bizarre assortment glows with humor, emotion, and mind. Dictionary Stories will converse to language enthusiasts, artistic minds, and someone who has ever favored the ability of small things. 

 

 

 

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By Jez Burrows

A selection of very brief tales composed of instance sentences from quite a few dictionaries, excellent for fanatics of The Lover's Dictionary and The Interrogative temper: A Novel?

“Jez has lengthy been one in every of 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 via 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 creative, Dictionary tales is a giddy social gathering 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 by means of flipping in the course of the dictionary and understanding the place to forestall.

Burrows is a grasp of immersive, quick narratives. without difficulty transcending sentence point, he lighting fixtures among the profound and the absurd with a number of conscientiously assembled sentences, transporting readers into moments, worlds, and reviews of exceptional style. From the typical (dating, kinfolk, jealousy, reminiscence) to the extreme (the apocalypse, fantasies, homicide, the occult).

Organized alphabetically by way of topic and that includes unique illustrations by way of the writer, this consistently striking and beautifully bizarre assortment glows with humor, emotion, and mind. Dictionary Stories will converse to language enthusiasts, artistic minds, and someone who has ever favored the ability of small things. 

 

 

 

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