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The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows

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A truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines emotions that we all feel but don't have the words to express, until now. Have you ever wondered about the lives of each person you pass on the street, realizing that everyone is the main character in their own story, each living a life as vivid and complex as your own? That feeling has a name: sonder.� Or maybe you've watched a thunderstorm roll in and felt a primal hunger for disaster, hoping it would shake up your life. That's called lachesism.� Or you were looking through old photos and felt a pang of nostalgia for a time you've never actually experienced. That's anemoia. If you've never heard of these terms before, that's because they didn't exist until John Koenig set out to fill the gaps in our language of emotion. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows creates beautiful new words that we need but do not yet have. By turns poignant, relatable, and mind-bending, the definitions include whimsical etymologies drawn from languages around the world, interspersed with otherworldly collages and lyrical essays that explore forgotten corners of the human condition from astrophe, the longing to explore beyond the planet Earth, to zenosyne, the sense that time keeps getting faster.

Book Details

Hardback with Illustrated Boards

6th printing of 2021 edition

Published in 2021?

ISBN: 9781501153648

Condition Ratings

Book is Fine. No visible defects.

Dustjacket is N/A

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback with Illustrated Boards

6th printing of 2021 edition

Published in 2021?

ISBN: 9781501153648

Condition Ratings

Book is Fine. No visible defects.

Dustjacket is N/A

Slipcase condition is N/A

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