MORGERNSTERN, CHRISTIAN / RAMANATHAN, RATHNA
Written in 1905 by the German poet Christian Morgenstern, "In the Land of Punctuation" is a darkly comic linguistic caprice that holds a resonant mirror to our times. Situated at the crossroads of language, design, and politics, this illustrated edition is a unique picture book for adults. Translated faithfully by Sirish Rao, with typographic illustrations by Rathna Ramanathan, this is a brilliantly inventive dance of text and image.
"The peaceful land of Punctuation"
"is filled with tension overnight"
"When the stops and commas of the nation"
"call the semi-colons 'parasites'"
17.27 x 1.02 x 24.38 cm