The importance of vision and visual arts such as painting, theatre, and sculpture in Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu has long been affirmed; another significant system of visual representation in the novel is photography. Proust appropriated photography as a practice with its own distinctive characteristics which could inform his writing about the processes of perception and memory. Through close textual analysis of scenes where photography is experienced or observed as a practice, and scenes where photography is written into the body of the text, Aine Larkin offers an invigorating new study that sheds genuinely new light on the presence of photographic motifs in Proust's novel, and the subtlety of Proust's engagement with this modern imaging system in his work.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach comes an electrifying action-adventure tale set in the dangerous terrain of the Tex-Mex borderland
In The Dead Run, outlaw with a conscience Jess Galvan made a devil's bargain with El Cucuy, a fearsome, five-hundred-year-old Aztec priest and crime kingpin determined to bring about hell on earth. Now, months later, Galvan's mind is infested by the ancient monster. No longer able to trust his own judgment, he is estranged from his daughter, Sherry-and from his own body. But Cucuy's presence has endowed Galvan with superhuman abilities.
Meanwhile, shell-shocked from her confrontation with Cucuy, Sherry is living with Sheriff Bob Nichols and his girlfriend, psychologist Ruth Cantwell. And in the bowels of Ojos Negros prison, a territory once controlled by the ancient priest, the drug cartels are at war with one another and on the hunt for Galvan.