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Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams

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A Literary and Art Collection by Takatsu

“[His pieces] have a timeless quality, little legends or fables that enlighten or explain a philosophy of life, a zen moment… [they] touch on an innate mystery of things that your stories allow one to see.” – Patricia Keeney, Professor of Creative Writing at York University, Award-winning Poet, Critic, Author of One Man Dancing

From the award-winning trailblazer of English cell phone novels, online literature and transmedia storytelling comes an unconventional postmodern collection of fragments, moments, imaginings containing thought-provoking and enigmatic short stories, poetry, essay, excerpts, aphorisms, photography, typography, design and artwork.

His work paints surreal visions and explores philosophical themes of the human condition and spirituality, subjective perception and the nature of reality, the system and the cosmos through strange conversations, umbrellas, a talking bird, a girl with a top hat, grandfather clocks, transfigured stones, a missing archaeologist, bowls of rice, a man with twelve toes, and more.

The book features the award-winning transcendental “The Elephant Girl”, the magical fable “By The River” and political essay “It's Pouring, Bring Two Umbrellas”.

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Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams

A Literary and Art Collection by Takatsu

 

“A thought provoking work that will leave the reader questioning the very existence around them… [Takatsu] always seems to be breaking the rules and combining various mediums of art… The pioneer of English Cell Phone Novels has continued to approach writing—and art as a whole—in different ways, breaking and manipulating constructs to produce work that, while still holding ties to the written word, manifests into something that defies its very foundation…A great glimpse into what the future of the written word—and art as a whole—can be.”

– C.J. Garrett, Author of Memoirs of a Zygote (Trapped in a Human’s Body)

“Takatsu is a fascinating writer, musician and illustrator and is at the forefront of transmedia storytelling.”

– Rowena Wiseman, Author of Searching for Von Honningsbergs, The Replacement Wife, Bequest, Silver.

“I am awestruck at the philosophical stance of your writing. Your writing is akin to that of Murakami in its surrealist execution.”

– Shane Oltingir, Wattpad Reader

 

kickstarter_round1Acknowledgments: Patricia Keeney, Mae Claudette Costan, Wattpad, Joeseph Simon, Aaron Sheng, Cody Garrett, Amanda N. Butler, Hannah Supangkat, Christopher Soriano, Lucas Edel, Monica Vo, Gummy Sonam, Tomoko Irie, Tiffany Ferentini, Courtney Bragan, Crystalfur, Koinuu, Joseph Jammer Medina, Jenny Mao, Jack Jamieson, Matt from Taykobon, Alexander Qian, Lori Comerford, Tabby Irvin, Hiiro-sama, “Legendary Pirate King & Keyblade Master Alex Wang”, Jonathan Evey, Adrian Chew, Nur Arina, Tommaso, Jia Wei, Jeanette Revie, Tom Plaskon, Thomas Farrell, Rylan, Ken K.J. Onoda-Song, John Rackham, Astrid Assmann, Dennis Chia, Vincent Su

 

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About the Author

Takatsu is a poet, novelist, featured Wattpad writer of 20,000 readers, and the founder of the Crossroads Literary Festival in Toronto. His serialized literary novels have reached over 1 million reads. The 2008 pioneer English cell phone novel, Secondhand Memories, was published in 2015, and his collection, Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams, in 2016. In 2017, he featured in the poetry anthology, Apparatus, by 15 contributors. He is the recipient of the 2016 Babs Burggraf Award.

 

Additional Information

Weight 0.88 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 5 x 0.59 in
Details

240 pg (56 pg art/photo/design)

Format

Paperback, Hardcover, eBook, Signed Edition Paperback

ISBN

Paperback: 978-0-9949746-0-0, 978-0-9949746-9-3, eBook: 978-0-9949746-2-4, 978-0-9949746-3-1

Release Date

May 28, 2016

Author

Takatsu

Imprint

Inspiritus Press

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