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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows


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New York Occasions greatest vendor“It’s undeniably thrilling to search out phrases for our strangest emotions…Koenig casts mild into lonely corners of human expertise…. A fascinating guide.” (The Washington Publish)A very unique guide in each sense of the phrase, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines feelings that all of us really feel however don’t have the phrases to specific – till now. Have you ever ever puzzled concerning the lives of every particular person you move on the road, realizing that everybody is the primary character in their very own story, every residing a life as vivid and complicated as your personal? That feeling has a reputation: sonder. Or perhaps you’ve watched a thunderstorm roll in and felt a primal starvation for catastrophe, hoping it could shake up your life. That’s known as lachesism. Otherwise you have been wanting by outdated photographs and felt a pang of nostalgia for a time you’ve by no means really skilled. That’s anemoia.When you’ve by no means heard of those phrases earlier than, that’s as a result of they didn’t exist till John Koenig got down to fill the gaps in our language of emotion. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows “creates lovely new phrases that we want however don’t but have,” says John Inexperienced, best-selling creator of The Fault in Our Stars. By turns poignant, relatable, and mind-bending, the definitions embrace whimsical etymologies drawn from languages all over the world, interspersed with otherworldly collages and lyrical essays that discover forgotten corners of the human situation – from astrophe, the longing to discover past the planet Earth, to zenosyne, the sense that point retains getting quicker.The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is for anybody who enjoys a shift in perspective, pondering the ineffable emotions that make up our lives. That is the proper present for creatives, phrase nerds, and human beings in every single place.