Màrius SERRA

Verbàlia 2.0

Empúries, 2010

Synopsis

The pleasure of playing with words is ancestral: a subtle and little known line refers to the riddle of the Sphinx, the methods of the Kabbalah, the artifices of baroque poetry, the irreverent games of the avant-garde and the crosswords from newspapers. Ara, the digital age has opened a new and passionate dimension and Verbàlia 2.0 is a sample. In this book you will find fifty well-defined verbal fireworks, located and exemplified in history: from a logogriph or anagram, a pun or a lipogram, to a palindrome, a paronomasia or a spoonerism. Just a warning: once you open this book from any page and start reading, you cannot quit.