Black and Blue The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, la Jetï¿½e, Sans Soleil, and Hiroshima Mon Amour
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Audacious and genre-defying,Black and Blueis seeped in melancholy, in the feeling of being blue, or, rather, black and blue, with all the literality of bruised flesh. Roland Barthes and Marcel Proust are inspirations and subjects of Carol Mavor's exquisite, image-filled rumination on efforts to capture fleeting moments and to comprehend the incomprehensible. At the book's heart are one book and three films, Roland Barthes'sCamera Lucida, Chris Marker'sLa JetéeandSans soleil, and Marguerite Duras's and Alain Resnais'sHiroshima mon amour, postwar French works that register disturbing truths about loss and regret, and violence and history, through aesthetic refinement.Personal recollections More...
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