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"Before a photograph is taken there is no photograph. There may be hope. There may be distortion. There may be loss of memory. There may be something real. There may be time. But there is no photograph. When the photograph is taken, when you actually hear the click of the shutter, there still is no photograph. There is only the idea of a possible photograph in the future. It is only when the photograph is developed that there is a photograph. And then when you finally hold this photograph in you ...more
This is the kind of book where each and every page matters, whether there's 30 words printed or one or none at all. It's an experience reading the book as much as it is to hold it and operate it. It is a very, very beautiful book.
Doug Rice is the author of Here Lies Memory, An Erotics of Desire, Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist, Faraway, So Close, Between Appear and Disappear, The Sacred Book of Silence (translated into the German as Das Heilige Buch der Stille), Blood of Mugwump (translated into the French as Le Sang des Mugwump), Skin Prayer: fragments of abject memory, and A Good CuntBoy is Hard to Find. His work has appeare ...moreMore about Doug Rice...