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The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide is a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos—a collection of more than 150 full-color photographs of human epidermis indelibly adorned with quotations and illustrations from Dickinson to Pynchon, from Shakespeare to Plath. With beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrations—and statements from the bearers on their tattoos' history and the personal significance of the chosen literary work—The Word Made Flesh is part collection of photographs and part literary anthology written on skin.
Eva Talmadge's fiction has appeared in The New York Tyrant, The Agriculture Reader, New Orleans Review, and Subtropics, among other publications. Her short story "The Cranes" was cited as Notable Nonrequired Reading in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (Dave Eggers, ed.).
Justin Taylor is the author of the story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. He lives in New York City.
I like the concept for the book-literary tattoos. Wish the book was longer and included more examples. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Linda Whitney
The literary world is vast. People with tattoos are extremely numerous. I was hoping this book would be a plethora of examples of how these two worlds collide. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Deborah Merritt
I've always been fascinated by what inspired people to get the tattoos they have. I found the tumblr site this book grew from via pinterest. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Vallejofan
I love this book. The photos are great, the stories a great. Definitely a worth it.
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Love this book; great for the coffee table. Great mix of tattoos and descriptions; just wish there were more in the book!Published 17 months ago by Kylie R Foo