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The Resource Black paper : writing in a dark time, Teju Cole

Black paper : writing in a dark time, Teju Cole

Label
Black paper : writing in a dark time
Title
Black paper
Title remainder
writing in a dark time
Statement of responsibility
Teju Cole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 'Black paper,' Teju Cole meditates on what it means to keep our humanity--and witness the humanity of others--in a time of darkness. 'Darkness,' Cole writes, 'is not empty.' Through art, politics, travel, and memoir, he returns us to the wisdom latent in shadows, and sets the darkness echoing. The opening essay sets the mood for the book, as Cole travels to southern Italy and Sicily to view a series of Caravaggio paintings. He ponders the suffering that Caravaggio ('a murderer, a slaveholder, a terror, and a pest') both dealt out and experienced, and the disquieting echoes of that suffering in the abandoned boats of migrants arriving on nearby shores. This collection also gathers several of Cole's recent columns on photography for the New York Times Magazine and offers a suite of elegies to lost friends who show him--and us--ways of mourning in times of death."--
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Cole, Teju
Dewey number
700.1/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
essays
Series statement
The Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin family lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts and society
  • Art and society
  • Photography
  • Art and race
  • Arts
  • Aesthetics, Modern
Label
Black paper : writing in a dark time, Teju Cole
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- After Caravaggio -- Elegies. Room 406 ; Mama's shroud ; Four elegies ; Two elegies ; A letter to John Berger ; A quartet for Edward Said -- Shadows. Gossamer world : on Santu Mofokeng ; An incantation for Marie Cosindas ; Pictures in the aftermath ; Shattered glass ; What does it mean to look at this? ; A crime scene at the border ; Shadow cabinet : on Kerry James Marshall ; Nighted color : on Lorna Simpson ; The blackness of the panther ; Restoring the darkness -- Coming to our senses. Experience ; Epiphany ; Ethics -- In a dark time. A time for refusal ; Resist, refuse ; Through the door ; Passages north ; On carrying and being carried -- Epilogue: Black paper
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226641355
Lccn
2021016936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1240772711
  • 742101
  • (OCoLC)1240772711
Label
Black paper : writing in a dark time, Teju Cole
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- After Caravaggio -- Elegies. Room 406 ; Mama's shroud ; Four elegies ; Two elegies ; A letter to John Berger ; A quartet for Edward Said -- Shadows. Gossamer world : on Santu Mofokeng ; An incantation for Marie Cosindas ; Pictures in the aftermath ; Shattered glass ; What does it mean to look at this? ; A crime scene at the border ; Shadow cabinet : on Kerry James Marshall ; Nighted color : on Lorna Simpson ; The blackness of the panther ; Restoring the darkness -- Coming to our senses. Experience ; Epiphany ; Ethics -- In a dark time. A time for refusal ; Resist, refuse ; Through the door ; Passages north ; On carrying and being carried -- Epilogue: Black paper
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226641355
Lccn
2021016936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1240772711
  • 742101
  • (OCoLC)1240772711
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