Unrelated Things Congrregate

Dortmund, May 2020

A dictionary resembles the world more than a novel does, because the world is not a coherent sequence of actions but a a constellation of things  perceived. It is looked at, unrelated  things congregate, and  geographic proximity gives them meaning. If events follow each other, they are  believed to be a story. But in a dictionary, tome doesn’t exist: ABC is neither more or less chronological than BCA.

— Édouard Levé

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