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‘Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows’: John Koenig’s solution to indescribable feelings

  • Posted on: 26 September 2020
  • By: Vicky


Over a decade ago, a young writer decided that the words in the dictionary couldn’t capture the full breadth of the human experience. He went ham-waxing poetic on the English language, and the ‘Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows’ was born. What is this dictionary’s purpose? And what are a few books that you can read to experience the obscure sorrows for yourself?

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