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The Truth in Photography

Oxford Literary Review Special Issues

By Michael Naas (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 15 December 2010
From the very invention of photography in the early part of the nineteenth century right up through the most recent developments in photography through digital technology, theorists have never stopped asking whether there is in fact any truth at all in photography. The essays collected in this volume consider this and related questions (for example, the relationship between photography and representation, history, time, narrative, memory, mourning, and so on) through the works of Walter Benjamin, Helene Cixous, and Jacques Derrida, among others. The volume opens with a previously untranslated essay by Derrida on photography, entitled, precisely, Aletheia (Truth), and it concludes with 'Melville's Couvade', an original work of fiction on the theme of photography by David Farrell Krell.

About the Author

Michael Naas is Professor of Philosophy at De Paul University, Chicago. He is an Editor of Oxford Literary Review.

EAN: 9780748642526
ISBN: 0748642528
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Dimensions: 20.83 x 14.73 x 1.02 centimetres (0.45 kg)
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