The Lover's Dictionary
basis, n. There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for... show more
basis, n. There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face. How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.
Publish date: January 4th 2011
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 211
Edition language: English
I read this because I love Levithan's voice in Will Grayson, will grayson. This was simple and novel I wish I had thought of it, and the words so poignant and forward while conveying love and its complicating factors. Adored this book.
Inizio: 21 maggioFinito: 22 maggio Voto: 5/5 Consigliato: Si <3 Questo libro purtroppo non è mai stato tradotto quindi ho dovuto arrangiarmi e leggermelo in lingua (e chi mi conosce sa quanto io sia negata!) posso però dire che ne è valsa la pena.Questo libro è difficile da raccontare... il ro...
Absolutely hurt my heart and I loved nearly every word of this book.
I read this book in 55 minutes. It was exactly what I needed in between reading the thick, action-packed and young adult geared Harry Potter series. It is, in a very brief summary, a book which asks deep questions about a topic which is at the centre of human experience. I loved that this book is...
David Levithan is one of the very few authors I've read who can be completely, wildly creative and yet never feel forced or weird. I always love his writing, and this is definitely one, among many, of his finest books.My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.