Publish... and Be Cursed!
Thanks so much to artist Natalie Parsley who blogs at Spanner in the workz for a fantastically thoughtful and considered review of the New Dictionary. Although Natalie's post does indeed start with a curse, I'm pleased to say it feels more like a mild rebuke and she goes on to raise all sorts of questions about the status of the dictionary and indeed its definitions.
It is great the 'ambitiously mad' New Dictionary can give such food for thought and I'm glad to see 'like a strawberry cake' make an appearance in the text as it is one of my favourites.
I particularly liked Natalie's query as to whether art can exist without a definition (and indeed vice versa) - that has certainly got me thinking. We may have to ask Prof Derek Matravers for an answer to that?
But one question I can tackle with confidence is the rhetorical title of the review. Only 3000?! - well technically there are 3557, but who's counting?