A 5×8" 360-page book with semi-automatic composition (28 lines per page) with endnotes. Voted best paperback book of the year (2012) by The Guardian in 2013. Typesetting time: 15 weeks in 28 design sessions; 18 proofing files.
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Marginalia on Casanova, the first volume of the St. Orpheus Breviary, is Miklós Szentkuthy’s synthesis of 2,000 years of European culture. St. Orpheus is Szentkuthy’s Virgil, an omniscient poet who guides us not through hell, but through all of recorded history, myth, religion, and literature, albeit reimagined as St. Orpheus metamorphosizes himself into kings, popes, saints, tyrants, and artists.