22 April 2011

Photograph: memento mori

All those photographs broke Jackson's heart. Holiday snaps, birthdays, and Christmases, all the highlights of family life. Jackson found photographs unsettling enough at the best of times. There was a lie at the heart of the camera, it implied that the past was tangible when the very opposite was true.

  • Kate Atkinson, Started early, took my dog. 2010, London: Doubleday. 9780385616997 (tpbk). ["Arcadia", §10:4e, p.261]

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