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Suppose a Sentence by Brian Dillon

Suppose a Sentence

Brian Dillon

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Imprint: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication date: 23 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781913097011

SUPPOSE A SENTENCE is a critical and personal reflection on the art of the sentence in literature.

4 stars out of 5
27 Sep 2020

"A timely reminder of the beauty and importance of words"

There are sections in the book which have left me desperately wanting more; parts where Dillon focuses in on minutiae, with his eye glass, on things that glimmer, in ways which had not, at first glance, revealed themselves. He dissects the word “wrought”, for instance, taking it apart as though it were an unidentifiable insect and we are his rapt apprentices: he is “reminding us why we should care”. If the author ever writes a book on solitary words I shall devour it. The way he takes apart the written wor(l)d is exquisite.

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