Pour fixer la trace, photographie, littérature et voyage au milieu du XIXe siècle.

Caraion, Marta.

Book ID: 11062

ISBN:      260000839X

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8vo. 391 pp., b/w illustrations, publisher’s original wrappers, biblio., index, Librairie Droz, Geneve, 2003.

Synopsis

The volume explores works that, in the nineteenth century, shared a common object, non-literary photography. Writings by writers, historians and critics contributed directly or indirectly to questioning this problematic encounter. Around Maxime Du Camp and his Egypt, Nubia, Palestine and Syria – the first illustrated French book of photographs – is an intellectual field that deserves to be identified. Crucible for a “literary” reflection on photography, this volume imposes a new light on well-known literary works.

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