Saturday, 21 July 2012

Entry: hagiography (n.)

In context: "The first photograph, the first magazine, the gratified surge, the seeing themselves as others see them, the hagiography of images, perhaps."

Definition: The writing of the lives of saints; saints' lives as a branch of literature or legend.

Other: I've been looking forward to investigating this word since I noted it in Infinite Jest, though it was a term with which I was somewhat familiar.

SNOOT score: 2
 
Page: 389

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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