Book Review: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig
John Koenig’s book The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows takes its name from the website and YouTube channel that Koenig set up for defining neologisms. Koenig’s dictionary compiles these new words for obscure emotions — extremely specific feelings that are commonplace but which we have not yet seen articulated. Koenig is a keen and brilliant writer, and his masterful use of language, analogy, and real-life examples really helps those unexpressed emotions — which you might have felt alone in feeling — come to life, making you realise that others out there experience the world as you do.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on September 26, 2022.