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Light Writing and Life Writing

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On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional. Both media are increasingly self-conscious, argues Timothy Adams, and combining them intensifies rather than reduces the complexity and ambiguity of each taken separately. Focusing on works by Paul Auster, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sheila Ortiz Taylor, Sandra Ortiz Taylor, N. Scott Momaday, Michael Ondaatje, Reynolds Price, Eudora Welty, Wright Morris, and Edward Weston, Adams explores the ways in which text and image can interact with and reflect on one another. Photography may stimulate, inspire, or seem to document autobiography, he demonstrates, but it may also confound verbal narrative. Conversely, autobiography may mediate, motivate, or even take the form of photography. Because both media exist on the border between fact and fiction, Adams argues, they often undercut just as easily as they reinforce each other. Exploring the interrelations between photography and autobiography uncovers an inherent tendency in both to conceal as much as they reveal.



Zusammenfassung
Explores the ways in which text and image can interact with and reflect on one another in the context of autobiography. The text focuses on the work of many writers and photographers and includes work by Paul Auster, Michael Ondaatje, Eudora Welty, Wright Morris and Edward Weston.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Light Writing and Life Writing
Untertitel: Photography in Autobiography
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EAN: 9780807847923
ISBN: 0807847925
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: The University of North Carolina Press
Anzahl Seiten: 326
Gewicht: 527g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm x T19mm
Jahr: 1999