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Review of Dictionary Stories by Jez Burrows

When consulting the dictionary for the meaning of a word, it’s not often that we stop to evaluate the literary quality of the example sentences. In Dictionary Stories, Jez Burrows elegantly reconsiders the examples meant to demonstrate the typical usage of a word by assembling them to construct short stories ranging in genre, length, and style. “Open this book to a random page and you could find yourself reading a noir thriller, a fantasy epic, a sci-fi romance, a family melodrama,” Burrows writ
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