The Word Made Flesh

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The Word Made Flesh

Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

By Eva Talmadge; Justin Taylor

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061997402, 173pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010


The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide is a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoosa collection of more than 150 full-color photographs of human epidermis indelibly adorned with quotations and illustrations from Dickinson to Pynchon, from Shakespeare to Plath. With beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrationsand statements from the bearers on their tattoos' history and the personal significance of the chosen literary workThe Word Made Flesh is part collection of photographs and part literary anthology written on skin.

About the Author
Eva Talmadge's fiction has appeared in The New York Tyrant, The Agriculture Reader, New Orleans Review, and Subtropics, among other publications. Her short story "The Cranes" was cited as Notable Nonrequired Reading in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (Dave Eggers, ed.).

Taylor is the Director of Theological Resources & Education at Desiring God Ministries.