My forthcoming book as word cloud (via Wordle; click for full-size image):

Having just finished the index, I think this looks like a pretty accurate summary. “Mediation” and “performance” could perhaps be bigger, and I’m surprised Shakespeare and especially Jonson aren’t more prominent, but it’s true that “authority” is one of the two or three themes that hold the entire thing together. I suppose this means I’ve been more terminologically rigorous (i.e., repetitive) than I had feared. Or hoped.

2 Responses to Word and Image

  1. Rols says:

    Why so much Coke?

    • Holger Syme says:

      Many an all-nighter was pulled in writing the book.

      Sadly, the truth is more mundane. It’s neither the drink nor the drug, but the lawyer and judge.

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