Monday, March 6, 2023

R. Clarke-Davis, a commonplace book: respair, Kiddie Viddy Press, 2023

The latest accordion/puzzle book from Clarke-Davis. Looking further into one rather curious word in the title — respair, I discovered that until recently it had been relegated to the backwaters of language. Respair means the opposite of 'despair' and thus suggests a period of regeneration and renewed hope. An article titled "Why Words Die" in The Economist in 2017 renewed interest in this neglected word. Follow this link for more about this noun & verb: Fritinancy: Word of the week: Respair

8 double-sided pages, individually 5" X 4", when opened 17".

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