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ISBN: 978-1-907112-40-9

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Pages: 96

Format: 148 x 105

Illustrations: 12

Designer: Iphgenia Baal


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Gentle Art

Iphgenia Baal

Text by:Iphgenia Baal

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Gentle Art’s diminutive dimensions echo the intent of early devotional literature - an almost disposable object, designed for personal edification and spiritual formation. Referencing Stephen Graham’s 1927 work, The Gentle Art of Tramping - a manual for life on the ‘other’ side - Gentle Art is a departure from standard experimental literature. Its aim is not to be difficult. Kidnapping personas from ‘real’ life (marvellous George, the petrol-drinker, the ket-head with a woman for a cock and many more!) and entering them into absurd formatting - from ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ to a compilation of quotes footnoting the entire text - her stories demonstrate how and why people slip beyond the norms of society and report back on what lies in store when they* get there.

* Everyone has a plan ‘til they* get punched in the mouth. Interview: Boxing Biannual, Mike Tyson

Gentle Art follows the success of Iphgenia Baal’s 2011 publication The Hardy Tree, which sees her nominated for Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 4 to be announced in April 2013.