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ISBN-10: 1949641376
ISBN-13: 9781949641370
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publish Date: 09/27/2022
Dimensions: 6.00" L, 9.00" W, 0.50" H

Visible: Text + Image

Translator: Victoria Baena
Translator: Christina Macsweeney
Translator: Emily Yae Won
Translator: Robin Myers
Translator: Scotia Gilroy
Translator: Eric Fishman
Photographer: Damoison
Artist: Dineo Seshee Bopape

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Price: $19.95

Overview

Brimming with enigmatic photographs, future memes, and mud drawings, Visible showcases six genre-defying works from around the world that raise questions about the relationship between how we see, how we read, and how we write in “the age of the calligram.” In a rewrite of René Magritte’s “Les mots et les images,” Verónica Gerber Bicecci (translated by Christina MacSweeney) considers “images that think” and the internet. Marie NDiaye’s “Step of a Feral Cat,” translated by Victoria Baena, follows an academic, inspired by a portrait of an entertainer, as she walks the slippery space between literary ambition and exploitation. Monika Sznajderman (translated by Scotia Gilroy) assembles a fractured family history through photographs of a time she can never possibly know: “the pre-Holocaust world.” Focusing on those whose stories have yet to be told–the black Cuban singer Maria Martinez, a Polish family murdered in World War II, workers at a noodle shop in Busan, and the tallest man in recorded history–Visible asks us to interrogate the thin traces of shifting meaning we find in and between words and images, and how we can change that meaning for the future.

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ISBN-10: 1949641376
ISBN-13: 9781949641370
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publish Date: 09/27/2022
Dimensions: 6.00" L, 9.00" W, 0.50" H
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