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By The Book: Stories and Pictures

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A young Italian decides to seek his fortune in America, and he finds himself following a script written for him generations ago. A mysterious voice challenges readers to look to nature to answer the unanswerable. Another bombards us with questions – to get to the root of things, perhaps; botany, history, and geography are also parsed in this amazingly creative book.

Each section in By The Book is taken from one or two source books, but those sources have been dismantled, splintered, then recombined. For example, the author sifts through long lists of dates and events in a history text to collect ‘That Which Prevails’, or a brief history of Rome. (This section of the book was my favorite, and often very funny.) The botanist’s descriptions, in this rendition, are much more sensual than a botany text has any business being. Except for the narrative in the first story, none of the words were originally the author’s; instead, she has used the technique of collage to create something evoking the original, but completely new. Collages of pictures overlaid with snippets of text accompany the prose. This style is intriguing and unique, and incredibly entertaining; creative readers will love this new, inventive art form.

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Author:
Diane Schoemperlen
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
352 pages
Publisher:
Biblioasis
Publish Date:
2014-Sep-30
ISBN:
9781927428818
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Issue:
January 2015
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Publication Date

2014-Sep-30

Format

Hard

Publisher

Biblioasis

Issue

January 2015

Page Count

352 pages

ASIN

1927428815

ISBN

9781927428818

Star Count

5

Book Author

Diane Schoemperlen

“By The Book: Stories and Pictures”

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