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The Logogryph
The Logogryph | Thomas Wharton
22 posts | 4 read | 12 to read
"The particular volume Im looking for is nameless, lacking a cover, title page, or any other outward markings of identity. Over the centuries its leaves have known nothing but change. They have been removed, replaced, altered, lost. The nameless book has been bound, taken apart, and reassembled with the pieces of other dismembered volumes, until one could ask whether there is anything left of the original. Or if there ever was an original." So begins Thomas Wharton's book about books. What follows is a sequence of variations on the experience of reading and on the book a physical and imaginative object. One tale traces the origins of a fictional card game. Another tells of a duel between two margin scribblers. Roving across the globe and from parable to mystery, Wharton positions his reader between the covers of a book that is not. How are we to read the pieces that follow? As extraneous to the nameless book, as parts of it in its original form or perhaps as evidence that it has relocated to other existing volumes? The Logogryph takes its cues from magic realism and the techniques of cinematography. The result is a mind-bending caper through the process of reading, the relationships we establish with fictitious worlds and the possibility of worlds yet unread. Wharton indulges his reader with tales of fantastical cities where the only occupation is reading and of the plight of a protagonist suddenly dislodged from his own novel. And what becomes of the reader who reads all of this? This book is a Smyth-sewn paperback with a jacket and full sleeve. The text was typeset by Andrew Steeves in Caslon types and printed on Rolland Zephyr Laid paper. The jacket was printed letterpress. The inside features illustrations by Wesley Bates.
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tournevis
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Bits and pieces of weird books from parallel universes that aren't supposed to make a plot.

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1️⃣ The Forgetting Room, Nick Bantock
2️⃣ The Logogryph, Thomas Wharton
3️⃣ Memory
4️⃣ ⬆️ The very first signs of not muddy Spring
5️⃣ @Librarybelle @TK421 @batsy @joscho @Blueberry 👋👋👋👋👋

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 9mo
Eggs Yay! Nice spring pic! 9mo
tournevis @Eggs 🌷 9mo
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Sorry, @Clwojick, I can't order the last three of my #top5

1️⃣ The Logogryph, Thomas Wharton
2️⃣ The Forgetting Room, Nick Bantock
3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣ Black Wine, Candas Jane Dorsey; Thomas l'Imposteur, Jean Cocteau; In the Penal Colony, Franz Kafka

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1️⃣ As far as works, a year ago, I would have said Élisabeth Vonarburg, but after her last trilogy, I'm not sure anymore. As a person, she is still my favourite. Love her to bits.
2️⃣ Tagged.
3️⃣ It changes, but my most cherished series are the Star Trek foto-novels. I now own them all!
4️⃣ SF, magical realism, slipstream.
5️⃣ Romance. As a sub-plot, that's fine. As a genre, oof.
@RavenclawPrincess913 #ravenclaw-princess913

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1️⃣ Bookstore
2️⃣ Monday I went gaming! For the first time in over a year!
3️⃣ ⬆️
4️⃣ The Great Gatsby is entirely overrated.
5️⃣ 👍 @GlitterGirl @Momosimo @rheareads @Machinist
@eggs #wonderouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 🌺 11mo
tournevis @Eggs 👍👍 11mo
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🗺️ 🇨🇦
📘🚀🛸👽
✒️ Not sure anymore. Probably still Élisabeth Vonarburg, but there are so many greats!
📗I always try to rec based on a person's likes, but when possible, it's tagged

#socialsunday Hi, @EchoLogical 🖖

EchoLogical You guys are coming through with so many recommendations I‘ve never even heard of. I need to write these down. 🙃 11mo
tournevis @EchoLogical Fair warning, mine is an experimental novel. It's not going to please everyone. 11mo
BiblioLitten Me too! I rec based on their interests. The last book I recommended to a new reader was 11mo
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darklydreaming I‘m from Canada too 😊🇨🇦 11mo
tournevis @darklydreaming 👋👋👋👋 11mo
tournevis @BiblioLitten Good choice! 11mo
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#sundaysurvey @alisonrose
1️⃣ Insofar as it's my favourite and I keep talking about it, tagged. But I always recommend based on the person.
2️⃣ True crime.
3️⃣ One lovely adorable developmentally delayed Min Schnauzer named Igrec.
4️⃣ Depends if you count the municipality across the river. If yes, about a million people.

alisonrose Thanks for playing! 1y
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📓 As alphabetically as size will allow.
📙 I have to choose one? I tagged my favourite novel.
📗 Of course.
📘 I sometimes buy a book in both French and English if the translation is good or useful for teaching.
#onlyreadersunderstand @nu-bibliophile

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tournevis I love this book soooooooo muuuuuuuch! 2y
Aimeesue @tournevis I do too! Thanks for introducing us! Not sure how the book feels, but I'm enjoying it immensely. 😄 2y
tournevis @Aimeesue If you feel off kilter, than your normal. That's part of the point. 2y
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

tournevis I know, right! 2y
Aimeesue I. ❤️LOVE. ❤️This. ❤️Book.❤️ 2y
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Aimeesue
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This was in my #bookmail today. Definitely a #blameitonlitsy purchase and to be even more specific, it‘s a blameiton @tournevis book. I can‘t resist books about lost or imagined books. Can‘t wait to get started!

tournevis Woohoo! Which printing is it? 2y
Aimeesue @tournevis Second. The note on the back says “A number of typographical errors were fixed (and others introduced) on second printing.” ❤️ 2y
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#riotgrams today is #favoritetitle Since I'm a broken record, the tagged book reappears every few days on my feed. English and French first printings

Aimeesue Sounds wonderful -and frustrating! I ordered a copy from Canada. I *think* it's in English. If not my French is going to get quite the workout! 😄 2y
tournevis @Aimeesue Check if the title has a final e. If yes, it's the French. 2y
Aimeesue @tournevis I ordered through AbeBooks, which is always diffy. The book sellers aren't always great about listing things correctly. And it's from someplace in Quebec, so qui sait? 😁 2y
tournevis @Aimeesue Could be either. 🤞 This said, the French version is excellent. 2y
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Books are indeed the best.
1️⃣ Neither of my current reads are in the database. The first is a slow burn novel-length fanfifc so it would never be in there and the other is Élisabeth Vonarburg's Voie des pierres.
2️⃣ My parents made me a reading lover. At 2/3 yo, I was so jealous that my parents could make sense of all these cool books and magazines they had and not me.
3️⃣ Whenever I can.
4️⃣ Tagged. Of course.
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 2y
tournevis @JoScho 😘😘😘😘 2y
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@StephanieMarie Got it back! Thank you! 😘😘😘

StephanieMarie Wow that was fast! Glad it's safe and sound! 2y
tournevis @StephanieMarie I'm beyond happy you enjoyed it! 2y
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1️⃣ I mean, come on!!!
2️⃣ Romance
3️⃣ Visit museums and similar learning attractions
4️⃣ Brick brown
5️⃣ Tagged (I'm a broken record)
@mindea #humpdaypost

Cinfhen SNOW?!!! 😖 2y
Cinfhen Ugh, sorry 😘 2y
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Don't know who started this. #meetthelittens

1️⃣ Simple answer, Québec. It's complicated.
2️⃣ Tagged
3️⃣ The Tyranaël Cycle by Élisabeth Vonarburg
4️⃣ Wizard of Oz? I guess?
5️⃣ Star Trek TOS
6️⃣ David Bowie, most days.
7️⃣ 🖤
8️⃣ SF
9️⃣ Professor at a major Canadian University
🔟 Igrec the Min Schnauzer and Madame Blanchette the betta

Ingerella I forgot about Star Trek when I did mine! I was a huge TNG fan. 2y
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StephanieMarie
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Lunch and a book - a spring strawberry poppyseed salad and a wonderful book about books 😀 #yum

tournevis Logogryph! Logogryph! Logogryph! Logogryph! 2y
StephanieMarie @tournevis Thanks for sending it with #canuckswithbooks I am loving it so far! I felt I could show the book since I'm the last one to get it :) 2y
tournevis @StephanieMarie So happy you like it so far! 2y
RaimeyGallant Delish! 2y
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#thisorthat @Dr.Who_number10
Hmmm, you guys know that the UK is in Europe, right? 🤔😉
I'm to tired right now to think about a current favourite book. My favourite on record is tagged.

Dr.Who_number10 Haha🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️I‘m stupid😂😂😂 2y
tournevis @Dr.Who_number10 No you're not. Brexit happened, after all.😘 2y
Dr.Who_number10 Haha thanks😁 2y
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1️⃣ 46, going on 58, by how much pain and wear I feel
2️⃣ 1 sister
3️⃣ 1 boy
4️⃣ Horrorificorama, a Québec horror collection
5️⃣ Tagged
6️⃣ Here 😘, elsewhere 💩&👍
7️⃣ Good question...
8️⃣ I'm much older than I seem; people give me late-30s
9️⃣ Cat, but I own a dog
🔟 CHOCOLATE!!!!
1️⃣1️⃣ The Shape of Things to Come
1️⃣2️⃣ @cleoh
#hallowhoareyou @Gyldholm

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Let's do this again! thanks @maich !
1. It's a long story. Let's say Québec for short, but I live in Ontario currently.
2. Thomas Wharton's The Logogryph
3. (book series?) Élisabeth Vonarburg's Tyranael Cycle
4. It's still The Wizard of Oz, actually
5. Star Trek. No contest
6. David Sylvian and Alexandre Désilets, ex aequo
7. Dark lilac?
8. SF
9. A large Canadian university
10. A developmentaly delayed min. Schnauzer named Igrec.
#meetthelittens

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Woooooohoooooo! Thank you all Littens!!!!!
😍😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😍😘❤️💓💔💕💖💗💙💚💛💜💝💞💟❣️

MrBook I reiterate 😉👍🏻. 3y
JoeStalksBeck 📖📚❤️🎉👏👏👏👏💃🕺🍺 3y
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Suelizbeth Yay!👏👏💕💕🎉🎉 3y
tournevis @JoeStalksBeck 😘😘😘 3y
tournevis @Suelizbeth 😘😘😘 3y
julesG Congratulations. 3y
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My turn! #meetthelittens, thanks @maich !
1. It's a long story. Let's say Québec for short
2. Thomas Wharton's The Logogryph
3. (book series?) Élisabeth Vonarburg's Tyranael Cycle
4. It's still The Wizard of Oz, actually
5. Star Trek. No contest
6. David Sylvian and Alexandre Désilets, ex aequo
7. Dark lilac, I guess
8. SF
9. A large Canadian university
10. A developmentaly delayed min. Schnauzer named Igrec.

maich Hy😘 3y
tournevis @maich Allô! 😘 3y
Texreader But which Star Trek? Or all of them? 💙💙💙 3y
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tournevis @Texreader Yes, all of them, but TOS the most. Still. Forever. (Maybe not Entreprise, though) 3y
Texreader @tournevis hahaha! I agree! Time to get our "geek" on! 3y
Texreader @tournevis What do you think of the new movies? 3y
tournevis @Texreader They are fine. Though only Beyond is really ST. The first two were good action, but not quite ST, despite Nemoy. You? 3y
Texreader @tournevis I ❤️ them. I think they did a good job with getting young characters to match the originals. Love Bones and McCoy: my two faves from the original too. 💙💙💙 Checkov!! 😔 3y
tournevis @Texreader Spock. Spock... Spock. 3y
Texreader @tournevis oh dear yes. I ❤️ Spock!!! I like Quinto a lot. He's an awesome Spock. 3y
tournevis @Texreader Quinto is really good, totally. He's working hard on it. 3y
Texreader @tournevis Ok next fave in the series? I loved DS9! 3y
tournevis @Texreader Me too. DS9 was so great. Political drama in space. I'm all for that. Cautiously optimistic about Discovery. 3y
tournevis @Texreader With this, I must bid you goodnight. I have an early train tomorrow. 3y
Texreader @tournevis Sorry, I think I checked out on you first. Live long and prosper my new Litsy friend! See you around ! 3y
tpixie There's another Litten in Québec! You need a meet up! 3y
tpixie @Aninski 👆🏻 3y
tournevis @tpixie @Aninski I'm in Ontario, mostly, but zoom around all the time Mtl 3y
tpixie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
tournevis @tpixie 👋👋👋 3y
Aninski @tpixie @tournevis yeahhh!! I was so jealous the other day when I saw someone organizing a meeting in London, Ontario! I wonder if there are more Littens in the Montreal area... 3y
tournevis @Aninski @tpixie Mmmm, the possibilities... 3y
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