A Grand Buffet!


In this sublime bilingual edition, master chef and avant-garde gourmet Richard Kostelanetz serves up a classic feast guaranteed to spark one’s mental taste buds. From the main course of a carefully carved guinea pig in the form of Gustave Flaubert’s “Dictionnaire des idées reçus,” Kostelanetz carves delicious English morsels seasoned with artificial intelligence (aka Google Translate) and his own sympathies.

GUSTAVE’S POCKET DICTIONARY is a 21st Century classic.

Trade paperback, 190 pages, 5.06″ x 7.81″

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In the wings, some special things (eighth edition)…


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