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open book

signified spreading of truth by text and doctrine. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 13]
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The assumption here is that short books, brief texts in book form, are somehow "incorrect" and go against the grain of the times.
The fragmentarily written book, the poetic narrative that resembles a fairy tale or a fable, the philosophical treatise, and the recit are all able to come together in what seems to be a format that suits the intergeneric nature of short books.
It will also be seen that the idea of the short book as an art form practiced mainly by women writers is far from true.
What these comments by various writers suggest is that the short book, regardless of its overt "genre," tends toward the fragmented, the poetic, and the theoretical.
Wenger: the Making of a Legend, by Jasper Rees, Short Books, pounds 14.
Towards the end of the Old Testament, there are twelve relatively short books categorised by Bible scholars as the "Minor Prophets".
Although this short book is elegantin s tyle, it prophesies complete destruction of the Edomites.
1 The Fast Diet by Mimi Spencer and Michael Mosley, Short Books London, PS7.