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Michel Butor: in an age of black-and-white


Between 1950 and 1960, Michel Butor, author of a substantial body of literary work, had a period of intense photographic activity, which long remained unpublished and unknown. The recent publication by Delpire Editions fills this gap, offering readers a book of images, which, in an age of black-and-white, filter matter and sunlight. Taken in Paris, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, and the United States, these photographs linger on landmarks as well as on details of everyday existence, capturing the ephemeral, the transitory, and recording the time of the  secret places. Butor calls these spaces of poetry, in which he invents images...

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