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What We See When We Read

What We See When We Read


A San Francisco Chronicle and Kirkus Best Book of the Year

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading--how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader.

What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? The collection of fragmented images on a page--a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so--and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character.

  •  Paperback | 448 pages
  •  137 x 203 x 23mm | 437g
  •  Vintage Books
  •  New York, United States
  •  English
  •  0804171637
  •  9780804171632

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