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      November 14, 2019

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      5015 Connecticut Ave NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20008

      John Freeman - Dictionary of the Undoing

      For Freeman, an essayist, poet, former president of the National Book Critics Circle, and editor—formerly of Granta and now of Freeman's, a literary annual of new writing—the 2016 election was a shock that left him speechless; rather than writing about Trump’s assault on rights, he joined the community of protesters taking to the streets. But the administration’s attacks on truth and decency threatened the integrity of language itself—a provocation Freeman answers with this book. An “agitate”-to-“zygote” catalog of the words he feels are most vital and essential to helping us imagine, describe, and shape a better world, this unique lexicon builds from one entry to the next, restoring the authority of language and wielding its power on behalf of our fundamental values. 

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