Alphamaniacs Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word

Hardback (07 May 2020) | English

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Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport. Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they collected, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. 'Alphamaniacs' is a love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers and stories.

Book information

ISBN: 9780763690663
Publisher: Walker Books
Imprint: Candlewick Studio
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 690g
Height: 191mm
Width: 237mm
Spine width: 23mm