Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Keith Houston
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"With zeal and rigor, Keith Houston cracks open the &, the #, the †, and more—all the little matryoshka dolls of meaning that make writing work. Inside, we meet novelists, publishers, scholars, and scribes; we range from ancient Greeks to hashtagged tweets; and we see the weird and wonderful foundations of the most successful technology of all time."
—ROBIN SLOAN, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
I recommend this one. And that red ink is a nice touch, guys.
oh man oh man. catnip.
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