"There might be someone who tells about the inner life of doodles, who makes a career of studying them. Doodles of famous people, doodles of everyone. The astonishing commonality across... More > doodlers. Images everywhere the same. Worked out with the same level of depth, volume, shading. And almost the same set of subjects. The democratization of doodling, really, was her topic, the way the brain generated its own material, something to chew while professors talked, and bosses talked and boyfriends and girlfriends talked and cousins talked and sisters talked and the brothers and everyone else. Archetypal images: the spider web, the expanding village, the shadowed word."< Less
An astronaut falls out of the sky. A circus strongman writes letters to his lost love. The author tells his dream to the American master of Surrealism. The installations of a little-known artist are... More > shown by the seaside. Extraterrestrial literatures are decoded. A book imagines another book. Construction in Mexico uncovers a gigantic metal ball. A wife grows a brand new ear. A reclusive filmmaker’s “double vanishing” is finally discovered. An archive of twenty dreams.
This edition contains The Book of Reeds, which is also available in a stand-alone volume.< Less