Definition of slim volume in English:
A book, typically of verse, by a little-known author.
- In 1987 François Wahl, who had taken on the role of Barthes's literary executor, brought out under Barthes's name a slim volume entitled Incidents.
- Turn over a stone on a country road and you'll find someone doggedly publishing slim volumes of verse or alternative health treatment guides.
- A prolific poet who had published a few slim volumes during his lifetime, his posthumously published Collected Poems contains over five hundred poems, including a significant number of long poems.
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