The Word Made Flesh : Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
A beautifully packaged full-color collection of literary tattoos and short personal essays, The Word Made Flesh is an intimate but anonymous confessional book, in the vein of thought-provoking anthologies like PostSecret and Not Quite What I Was Planning. Gorgeous photographs and candid commentary are collected by authors Eva Talmadge--whose short story "The Cranes" was cited as Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2008 in Dave Eggers' Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009--and Justin Taylor, author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, and editor of the acclaimed short fiction anthology, The Apocalypse Reader.
- Paperback | 173 pages
- 177.8 x 203.2 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
- 12 Oct 2010
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- HarperCollins Publishers
- New York, NY, United States
- Frontispiece; Illustrations, color
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The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide is a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos--a collection of more than 150 full-color photographs of human epidermis indelibly adorned with quotations and illustrations from Dickinson to Pynchon, from Shakespeare to Plath. With beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrations--and statements from the bearers on their tattoos' history and the personal significance of the chosen literary work--The Word Made Flesh is part collection of photographs and part literary anthology written on skin.