Elisabeth Tonnard
The Story of a Young Gentleman

An ultra-short story that in defiance of literary taste and publishing conventions manifests itself as a novel-sized book, even containing the entire text of Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’. It brings to mind a fly thinking it might drive a car, a raindrop imagining it will drown a city, a particle of dust readying itself to make you stumble.

Self published
5×8 inches, 350 pp, black and white digital print, perfect-bound, 2011
Open edition
35 euro

Available from: http://www.elisabethtonnard.com

Elisabeth Tonnard is a poet and visual artist from The Netherlands. She works in the fields of artists’ books, photography, visual poetics and literature. Since 2003 she has published twenty books, which are included in numerous public and private collections. She holds an MA in Literature from the Radboud University in The Netherlands and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. She exhibits internationally and is a member of ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative.

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