The Word Made Flesh

The Word Made Flesh

Literary Tattoos From Bookworms Worldwide

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Collects photographs of quotations and illustrations tattooed on human epidermis with statements from the bearers on the history of the tattoos and the personal significance of the chosen work.

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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial/HarperCollins Pub., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xi, 173 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780061997402
Branch Call Number: 391.65 Wor
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Justin, 1982-
Talmadge, Eva


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Jan 11, 2017

Good photos, enjoyed looking at the artists creations, I didn't read it though.

Feb 13, 2015

Interesting and different .

May 22, 2013

This is the kind of book many people would flip through in the bookstore, or browse while at a friend's house. Not me! I read the whole thing cover to cover. It was a little bit inspirational (if you like that tattoo kind of thing), a little bit nerdy, and a little bit didactic. Also, fun.

Aug 02, 2011

Interesting to see the quotes (& learn the reasons behind the choice of that particular author or book) that people have had inked on their bodies. Most are beautiful -- a notch above the average tattoo --and many duplicate the type font and layout of the book's text. I am not interested in tattoos at all, but the literary choices and the care people have taken to make these beautiful makes this an intriguing and quick read.

Jul 09, 2011

Just plain cool!

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